Obama or Tiger Woods?

So a friend asked me “what do you think Obama will say on Tuesday?” and I said, probably a troop increase because if he doesn’t then he’ll be blamed forever more for losing afghanistan even though it really is W’s FUBAR, pure and simple.

Then he said “Do you think the news will even cover it? I mean, what if they’re still going on about Tiger Woods?”

Gotta agree with him there — it is impossible to imagine how Tiger Woods, who is famous for playing a game well, rates the sort of coverage he is getting for his apparent inability to drive a car well. He dinged up his car, he got a coupla scratches, his wife had to use a golf club to break a window to get him out and, well, that’s that. So far it’s getting as much ink as the Afghan war and more than Iraq.

So my friend may be right — if Tiger drags this out it may push Obama off the networks — unless those guys who crashed the White House state dinner the other night do manage  to get some network to pay them half a million to be interviewed.

In that case, even Tiger Woods will get bumped. War? What war?

“This is your business,” my friend said at the end. Sadly, he’s right.

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3 Responses to Obama or Tiger Woods?

  1. Dovie says:

    Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.

    Eleanor Roosevelt

    I would like to add: Manipulative minds paint the latter two as the former. Ouch, to Fox news.

  2. Flatlander100 says:

    Of late, I find myself thinking more and more of Ben Franklin’s famous comment when someone asked him, as the Constitution Convention adjourned, \Dr. Franklin, what kind of government have you given us?\ And he replied: \A republic — if you can keep it.\

    I’m no longer sure we can. Or will.

    Getting old, I guess, but the rising tide of anti-intellectual populism, of people — and not just obscure ones, but in Ms. Palin’s case, a national party’s vice presidential candidate — endorsing ignorance by demeaning education has me pretty pessimistic about Franklin’s question.

  3. Mark Shenefelt says:

    The whole movement that derides education, scientific research and any form of “intellectualism,” not to mention in-depth knowledge of civic affairs, has me gnashing my teeth every day.

    One irony is that Americans who embrace the “God, gold and guns” platform fail to recognize that they’re putting all their bets on the same short list of simplistic life views that have infected much of the Islamic world.

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