Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Does Anyone Do Anything Privately Anymore

Public sharing of private matters by Hollywood stars, folks on reality television, and now politicians drives me nuts.

Call me old school, but if you have issues, either drink your way through them like Sinatra did or go to AA, or whatever, but don't tell me all about it and serve as some shining example. People in the public eye are flaky enough - I don't need to hear anything more about the challenges and heartbreak being attractive, rich and successful, and getting paid to go to parties.

By the same token if you start a wildly unpopular war that leads to a lot of people getting killed and does not have any clear objectively good outcome (although I'm not Carnac the Magnificent) while relying on your sense of doing what's right, then perhaps you should just leave office quietly, stop trying to justify the action and have faith in your principles.

Instead, this is on the front page of the Washington Times:

EXCLUSIVE: Bush, Cheney comforted troops privately
Met with thousands of war injured, kin out of spotlight

Way to be "private" and "out of the spotlight" putting it on the front page of a major newspaper and all. Next time I want my wife to not know something I'm calling Fox News so it can be broadcast.

1 comment:

  1. It has been years since I've had to pay a Young Lady to "party."