Having gotten attention with a contrarian admission that yes, global warming is a matter of science and fact, alleged GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman again played the rebel card at the Tea Party debate this evening with a bizarre reference to Kurt Cobain.
"I don't think anything should be off the table except maybe some of the drama that's been on this floor today," he said, mocking the title of Mitt Romney's book "No Apology" by saying, "I don't know if that was written by Kurt Cobain or not."
In fact, the title of the song to which Huntsmen was referring was "All Apologies," a classic Cobain blend of sneer (What else could I say?/Everyone is gay) and spirituality (In the sun/in the sun/I feel as one).
Not the phrase "No Apology," the title of Romney's book. I think we can be pretty sure that book, unlike the song, doesn't conclude with a ringing denunciation of matrimony. (Married! Buried!)
Don't know what Huntsmen was thinking, but his fifteen minutes are up. These Tea Party folks think of themselves as rebels, but these days it takes a lot more than whining about "entitlements" to be a rebel.
[Pic from Fountain, Not Mountain.]