This is quite funny, really. From Daily KOS:
Right-wing bets against U.S. in pirate standoff
Hereâ€™s how desperate Republicans are to find a winning issue: conservatives from Newt Gingrich to Glenn Beck to the rest of Fox News all bet against the Obama administrationâ€™s ability to rescue Richard Phillips, the American ship captain who was taken hostage by Somali pirates last Wednesday.
They must have thought that a tragic ending to the crisis would have been a political opportunity, so they pre-positioned themselves to take full advantage. Except their plan went up in smoke…
What is hilarious is how patronisingly RIGHT they all think they are. And how wrong they really were.
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