What I like about Morris is that
he writes the same column every week. I guess that is good, a time-saver for the
writer and the reader alike.
I would like to hear his explanation
for the following: how come when the Gallup poll showed Democrats behind an epic
historic unprecedented 10 points the right-wing jamboree was hailing the coming
of the conservative Messiahs, but the next week, when the same poll showed the Democrats
had surged 10 points and were even, they had nothing to say about that?
Hell hath no fury like a pollster
“It’s okay to be a man.” — Kurt Cobain, JournalsDecades back, as I recall, Pete Hamill, New York’s great journalist, wrote a piece
titled “The End of Machismo.” Machismo
was a word that had come into fashion meaning exaggerated masculinity,
but it came to be used to refer to any man who was just a man.
The thing is it didn’t end, because it can’t. Machismo/manhood went into exile
in Tony Soprano’s New Jersey. And what masterful troupe acting came from that.
But the only ones allowed then the free and noble play of honor, love, family,
sin, commitment and responsibility were fictitious New Jersey gangsters.
Regarding this latest pittypatter about what Katie Couric allegedly said off camera about Palin and Co., here's my advice to Sarah Palin and her fans in the right-wing media. Give it a rest, get a life, move on.
In the famous interview, remember how Palin could not remember what newspapers she read in the morning. Remember how she claimed as foreign policy experience that she could see Russia when she looked over the water. And so forth. Give me a break.
The nastiness of Washington is an excellent example of how civility and respect have lost their way in our nation. With that truism in mind, I believe it’s time for a little self-examination.
For this author to continue to single out the Democratic Party over issues such as the health debate is a bit disingenuous, don’t you think? They did not start the “death panel” nonsense, for example. I think we all do our credibility and arguments a disservice when we continue to be partisan at a time when both sides of the aisle are mired in name-calling, prevaricating and pursuits that do not have the interests of the people they represent at heart.