Reacting to the Laura letters. Plus: Digital International. Blair blahs. Lt. Pantano in the dock. PBS canceled. Hitching rides. Plus much more.
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p>There is a world of difference between the two.
You were correct in your assessment of Saturday night’s comedic
monologue. I can’t remember when I have been so disappointed in
someone. Our President has a hard enough time fighting against
those who think he is some kind of buffoon. The First Lady’s
remarks didn’t help. There are those in this world who will believe
them. Even if they did this thing to make themselves look urbane
and sophisticated, able to hold their own among those in the
beltway, it was still in poor taste. Comedy can be clean or dirty.
It was not clean. It will be hard to hear from Mrs. Bush, Mrs.
Cheney, et al., and believe they are sincere about their concern
for America’s children. When they speak against indecency in the
media, what a hollow sound that will be. Of course, you will
receive much criticism for your brave stand. When the majority of
the country stays glued to programs like those served up on TV,
what do you expect? Someone wrote a book about the dumbing down of
America. I know they meant the school system, but today it could
apply to the majority of what the people in this land find amusing.
How sad. If “to lighten up” means to accept smutty language, then
sunk to a new level. You did a good job.
I don’t know who this Whetz Pleutruschey is that found so much to
be critical of in Laura’s performance at the Press Club. My gosh,
we’ve known that the Bushes had a sense of humor ever since we
delighted in Barbara Bush…thank God these fine people are able to
laugh at themselves. I thought Lynne Cheney would burst from
laughter and the Vice President seemed to genuinely enjoy it. My
boy George (how I love that man) simply glowed with pride that he
was married to Laura. No, we couldn’t have taken this from Hillary
and Bill because we know there is no love lost between the two and
that all they want is power. George and Laura love each other and
other people. They’re secure which the other two aren’t. Dear old
Whatshisname and I could care less who penned this article must
surely have a lackluster marriage. He must be as much fun and joy
in a marriage as a wet noodle. I doubt he’s been able to catch a