Friday, September 05, 2008

A little late night TV

I'm watching Real Time with Bill Maher and there are 2 things that really stand out to me:

1) Michael Steele has a profound problem with logical reasoning (or at least doesn't mind if viewers think so). He basically said that Sarah Palin being a mother and a coach is relevant experience for the job of Vice President of the United States, while Obama being a community organizer is not relevant experience for the office of President. Sharp as a beach ball.

2) There was a brief clip of Dan Savage talking to Tucker Carlson and Carlson was leaning away like Savage had smallpox and halitosis. Usually "homophobia" doesn't refer to actual terror, but Carlson is clearly homophobic in that he is phobic about homos. He's also a tool, but for my current purpose, that's neither here nor there.

1 comment:

Brendan said...

Re 1: It never fails to amaze me that these guys can say such things with a straight face. This is the same sort of "reasoning" that lets them insist that Palin has foreign policy experience because Alaska is the closest state to Russia. Or that lets them simultaneously argue that a photo op by Palin in Iraq counts as extensive travel and an awareness of the world, while Obama's travel and life history clearly shows he's "unAmerican."

Re 2: Fuck Tucker Carlson. You're right about his homophobia, and you're right about this being far from the only reason to loathe him.