The media tour to rehabilitate John Fetterman’s image continues apace.
It’s one of the most bizarre sights the American people have ever seen.
And John Fetterman revealed something about himself that took everyone by surprise.
In an interview with the Washington Post, Fetterman sought to recast the health struggles he endured after suffering a near fatal stroke last May just days before the Democrat Senate Primary.
Fetterman tried to crack a joke about how the stroke nearly killed him – a fact Fetterman hid from voters before they cast their ballots.
“It’s that line from . . . the original Batman with Jack Nicholson where as Joker he starts laughing and he’s like, ‘I’ve already been dead once,’” Fetterman said in his interview with The Post. “That’s really what it is. It’s been freeing.”
The Post presented Fetterman to readers as a liberated truth teller unafraid to go after his own party.
Fetterman’s demands that New Jersey Senate Democrat Bob Menendez resign after prosecutors indicted him on charges of taking bribes and acting as an unregistered agent of the Egyptian government received special attention.
The Post never mentioned the fact that Fetterman isn’t really taking a righteous stand against corruption.
Fetterman is more worried about the fact that Menendez pledged to run for re-election in the face of the indictment and Democrats are panicked that an indicted Menendez on the ballot puts a safe seat in play.
The Post also noted that Fetterman exposed the fact that Democrats think West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin is a goner.
Manchin’s running for re-election in one of the most pro-Trump states in America and Fetterman cracked a joke about inheriting his parking space after Manchin loses next November.
“At first I was really kind of angry [at him],” Fetterman snarked. “And then I realized, well, he’s not going to be around much longer and I’m going to get his parking space.”
Fetterman’s entire political persona is built on “vibes.”
The Pennsylvania Democrat dresses like a dive bar regular because it hides the fact that he is a child of privilege who lived off an allowance from his parents until he was in his late 40s.
Fetterman trash talking his fellow Democrats in The Post interview reinforces his image as your “average joe” unconcerned with the phony customs of official Washington, D.C.
It’s all a sham, but Fetterman needs the media to keep up appearances and thus outlets like The Post cooperate with their puff pieces.