Daily Archives: March 26, 2007

In a fruitless attempt to get a real answer to a perfectly valid question a Pravda reader shows Mr. Sheri Annis he’s no fool

Needless to say, this doesn’t distress Mr. Sheri in the slightest:

“San Francisco: What did you think of Katie Couric’s “some say” construction during last night’s 60-minutes questioning of the Edwardses? Seems to me she managed to get a lot of right-wing talking points into the discussion by ascribing them to “some people.” Is this an honest journalistic technique? Shouldn’t she just ask her questions, e.g. “Are you being ambitious?” or “Are you capitalizing on this?” Alternatively, she could have named the “some people” she was quoting, but I think most of them were Rush Limbaugh.
Howard Kurtz: I thought the questions were perfectly legitimate, and not right-wing talking points. Everyone is talking about this, and there’s a real split of opinion about whether it makes sense for them to continue. You couldn’t give John and Elizabeth Edwards all that national airtime and not ask those questions. In fact, John Edwards said they were legitimate questions, and one of the reasons they went on “60 Minutes,” obviously, was to try to answer them in more depth than you can at a press conference or in a 5-minute sitdown. I’ve been struck by how many people are criticizing what has to be the most personal and painful of decisions. Elizabeth has said, quite movingly, that for her, abandoning the campaign would be a decision to go home and prepare to die. I think it’s a decision she gets to make for herself.”

Note how cleverly he deflects even so much as mentioning the oxycontin junkie’s name?

“I thought the questions were perfectly legitimate, and not right-wing talking points. Everyone is talking about this, and there’s a real split of opinion about whether it makes sense for them to continue. You couldn’t give John and Elizabeth Edwards all that national airtime and not ask those questions.”

The truth is of course you could. Ambition and Capiltalization aren’t neutral terms and they’re scrcely the first thing that leaps to any non-Republican’s mind when talking about yesterday’s anouncement. But Mr. Sheri feigns blithe unawareness of this.

But that’s not how the game is played is it Poppa.

“Some people can get a thrill
knitting sweaters and setting still.
That’s okay for some people
who don’t know they’re alive.

Some people can thrive and bloom
living life in the living room.
That’s perfect for some people
of one hundred and five.

But I at least gotta try
when I think of all the sights that I gotta see
and all the places I gotta play,
all the things that I gotta be at.
Come on, papa, what do you say?

Some people can be content
playing bingo and paying rent.
That’s peachy for some people,
for some hum-drum people to be,
but some people ain’t me!

I had a dream,
a wonderful dream, papa,
all about June in the Orpheum circuit.
Gimme a chance and I know I can work it.

I had a dream.
Just as real as can be, papa.
There I was in Mr. Orpheum’s office
and he was saying to me, “Rose,
get yourself some new orchestrations,
new routines and red velvet curtains.
Get a feathered hat for the baby;
photographs in front of the theatre.
Get an agent and in jig time
you’ll be being booked in the big time.”

Oh, what a dream.
A wonderful dream, papa.
And all that I need is eighty-eight bucks, papa.
That’s what he said, papa.
Only eighty-eight bucks.

“You ain’t gettin’ eighty-eight cents from me, Rose.”

“Well, I’ll get it someplace else! But I’ll get it! And get my kids OUT!”

Goodbye to blueberry pie.
Good ridance to all the socials I had to go to,
all the lodges I had to play,
all the shriners I said hello to.
Hey, L.A., I’m comin’ your way!

Some people sit on their butts;
got the dream, yeah, but not the guts.
That’s living for some people,
for some hum-drum people I suppose.
Well, they can stay and rot!
But not Rose”

And not Elizabeth Edwards either.