Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Naked Politics

Politicians, like diapers must be changed often – for the same reason.

Doing their best: Six months ago the current administration was being lambasted as a result of the war in Iraq, the economy in general, the housing fiasco and oil prices. “Oh Johnny Boy” might have been a song sung by many a tearful Irishman, but John McCain was running last among Republican nominees. Senator Hillary was polishing up her tiara for the coronation ceremonies – first as undisputed presidential candidate and then for the presidency. The lead horse in the race in the land of Demoville was champing at the bit to be crowned the first Queen of America.

Defeat snatched from the jaws of victory: Ah, but once again those lovable Democrats are doing their best to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Seems like a 100:1 shot, the dark horse in the race weaved his way through the crowd of candidates to make a surprise run for the roses. And while the two frontrunners fiercely battle neck and neck, splashing mud on one another, Papa John meanders quietly behind, smiling and preparing to move to the forefront once the two leaders expend each other’s energy and bankroll. American politics – you’ve gotta’ love it.

All the news that’s fit to incite: I could not help but notice the two major cable networks regarding the Reverend Wrong – er, Wright. The 5- second snippets of his two inflammatory comments were shown probably thousands of times on “The Best Political Team on Television,” CNN, while “Fair and Balanced,” FOX upped the ante by not only running the constant loop but adding to it a photo of the retired Reverend and candidate Obama side by side, complete with music. Curiously missing from their respective, albeit not respectable broadcasts, save a casual mention in passing was coverage of the 4,000 plus American deaths in Iraq, nor the tens of thousands maimed, nor the estimated 170,000 soldiers who returned home with permanent mental injuries. Gossip sells.

Achy Breaky Heart: The above-mentioned news outlets and their imitators must be crying in their beer since Americans don’t much give a hoot or a holler about news of other nations. An old joke starts out, “Pssst, buddy… do you have any nude pictures of your wife?” When the answer is no, the derelict continues, “Wanna buy some?” Such is the case of French President Sarkozy whose new bride and former supermodel Carla Bruni. He and his bride were visiting the Queen of England and the Duke of Edinburgh when news of the naked pictures leaked. I guess the embarrassment harkens back to every mother’s warning about always wearing clean underwear in case you are ever in an accident. Well, at least wear SOMETHING!

A little blogging music Maestro… “Naked Pictures” by Electric Six.

Dr. Forgot

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