Thursday, March 09, 2006
CWCID: The ever fraternal -- and I mean that in only the most juvenile sense -- Gorilla Mask.
Nah, this is where the hope of our ever choosing leaders based on actual relevant criteria comes to die.
Not that I think Hillary Clinton is the most ideal politician on the planet, but she does deserve to be considered and accepted or rejected on some basis other than the prevailing "Hillary is a ball-busting b@*#ch" meme.
I know, I know, it's just a joke, and it was the Daily Show, not the Democratic National Convention. I have a sense of humor -- had I seen that episode, I would have laughed too.
But it does underscore something I find greatly disturbing about how we (human beings, perhaps Americans in particular) go about assessing our leaders -- from Al Gore's stupid "alpha male" wardrobe to GWB's phony cowboy schtick. It should be a beauty contest, is all I'm saying.
Yes indeed Betty
A better basis for evaluating Hillary Clinton's suitability for public office ought to be:
1) Her history of mendacity.
2) Her demagogery during the Dubai port hysteria
3) The fact that she just doesn't seem to like America or Americans all that much.
You may have intended to be sarcastic, Mark, but I couldn't agree more. Not necessarily with your accusations against HC (well, I do more or less agree with the first two), but rather that these are much better criteria on which to evaluate her than whether or not she kills, um, boners.
Betty, I don't think this had a thing to do with beauty.
It had to do with Hils pulling a graceless sour face in public - what a buzz kill. Had her husband not had a reputation for philandering, I doubt the "boner' reference would have occurred to Stewart.
It was a uniquely human moment, and he commented on it. And it was funny. And I hate to say it, but she invites judgment of her leadership by not concealing her feelings better in public. My God, even as a teenager I had better control over my facial expressions than that.