Catching Up On News…
My blog posting has been sparse the last couple weeks due to the Thanksgiving holiday and some vacation time, and there’s been a lot going on that I’ve missed, but I’ll be back on a regular schedule this week.
There’s a lot to catch up on, between the war, the health care reform “crawl to the finish line,” Wall Street, the economy, and China. They called and they want their Panda back.
Scandals involving adultery, golf clubs and an answering machine.
Scandals involving White House State Dinner crashing, financially challenged, reality TV show wannabes, for whom mere bona fide reality apparently isn’t enough?
“I do declare! Our lives have simply been ruined, ruined I say, by all of this! Testify for a Congressional hearing? Oh, no, we can’t possibly testify, we have a conflicting dinner engagement…”
Speaking of wannabes, there is the continuing saga of that other well-known “professional victim,” Sarah Palin. She’s still Twittering and Facebookin’ it through her story-time book tour, traveling by “bus.” A bus with a bumper sticker that says:
“My other bus is a Gulfstream”
(Do you suppose it’s also the plane she “sold” on eBay?)
Meanwhile, Back In The Fiction Aisle
As for the book, not much new there. The fact checkers have been busy, or not so much depending on how you look at it. From what I hear it’s more of a “fact-finding” mission than “fact checking.” If anyone finds a fact in it, we’ll probably hear about it. So far……..
Her latest adventure in hypocrisy was being the guest speaker at the Gridiron Dinner 2009, where she spoke in front of the very “media elite” she claims to despise. I’m sure her Facebook update on how that media “filtered” her (?) will appear any time now. That’s the pattern with Palin; snipe and criticize the media, then use said media to your advantage, and when you’ve benefitted from them as much as you possibly can, attack them for (fill-in-the-blank-here), even if it makes no sense. Not a problem! Then play the angry victim card, walk away and you’re done!
Barney Frank was at the same dinner, to represent the Democrats. When I first heard they would be in the same room together, I shared my hope here that he would ask her his question from a town hall this summer:
“On what planet do you spend most of your time? From what I’ve read so far, sadly he did not.
As for Palin’s speech, instead of being the butt of jokes, she chose to recycle some old and really bad jokes (what, you wouldn’t expect her to write her own new ones, would you?) like calling Joe Biden’s memoir “Going Rogaine” and being able to see the Russian Embassy from her hotel. (Really?) I suppose it’s just a matter of time before she whips out her flute. (Please no! Not the flute!)
I think Sarah’s act in the lower 48 is winding down and about ready to flame out. Good thing too, because it sounds like “God and Todd” need help fixing the roof.