Saturday, January 20, 2007

Pimp my (righteous right-wing) crib

Just as a follow-up...

As TBogg has pointed out, there is an aesthetic component to Dinesh D'Souza's politics.'s not pretty.

Since Dartmouth, the conservative fray has been quite remunerative for D'Souza. Six years ago, he and his wife bought their home in Fairbanks Ranch. The nearly 8000-square-foot house has six bedrooms, seven and a half baths, and a four-car garage, where they keep their maroon 1992 Jaguar XJS. A circular drive fronts the French country stone house. The cathedral-like front room, with its full-length mirrors and tapestries, has an 18th-century French decor of (veneered) golden maple burl furniture. The slick floors echo like a museum as one walks through. In his office, there's wall-to-wall leopard-print carpet; floor-to-ceiling bookcases are stocked with titles in history, politics, and philosophy. The view out back features a bright blue pool and the arboretum-like landscape.

Ah...the tasteless rich.

As an ardent defender of the ancien régime, it's no wonder our Dinesh goes in for the tacky trappings of absolutist glories past. (With a not-so-odd similarity to the modern Russian nouveaux riches, one might add.)

Honestly...with so much money, you'd think he could buy himself the intelligence which would allow him to avoid being such a pathetic, clichéd figure.

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