Janet Jackson is a mensch
: Give Janet Jackson credit. She stood up and took the responsibility for her boob. Andrew Gilligan should have been half as honest to admit that he is a boob. Heck, George Bush would have been better off to admit his boo-boo. She’s more of a man than either of them.
Pundit full-employment bill
: Looks like it’s not a Kerry sweep tonight. Lieberman and Clark are in the toaster. Three-way race among Kerry, Edwards, Dean makes for pundit fun.
Time on his hands
: Joe Trippi has agreed to keynote the ETech Emerging Democracy confab next week. Good catch.
All-purpose spin guide
: Howard Kurtz has a nifty all-purpose spin guide:
Meet your nanny
: Michael Powell is setting himself up as our national nanny — now ludicrously expanding his probe of the Super Bowl into the entire halftime show — I say he opens himself up to questioning about his own sexual beliefs and behavior. Either that or he can just get back to doing his job.
And while Powell is at it, maybe we should expand the probe to include ass-slaps on the football field. And those obscenely tight pants of theirs. And let’s expand to the baseball field and their scratching. And Nascar, too: Are the proponents of erectile dysfunction drugs truly dysfunctional or are they defrauding us?
And let’s expand it to all of entertainment.
Let’s go back to the days of single beds and no touching.
Let’s deny sex and sexuality and the human body, while we’re at it.
Yes, that’s a fine use of our tax dollars and government authority. A fine use, indeed.
Howard Dean is right and said it right: It’s silly, just silly.