Monday, November 22, 2010
1) The programming commercial for tonight's' "O'Reilly Factor" was one that heavily promoted/promised its viewers a stellar, "all-star lineup". Of course, it then proceeded to tell us who these individuals were. The lineup specifically consisted of Brit Hume, Glenn Beck, Bernard Goldberg, Mary Katharine Ham, Juan Williams, and John Stossel (five conservatives and one moderate/exceedingly tame liberal, in other words). Now don't get me wrong here. Those are some fairly decent guests (Mr. Beck, possibly excepted). But collectively, NO, it doesn't even remotely resemble a fair and balanced itinerary (something, I'm sure, that even Mr. O'Reilly himself would have to admit - you know, after a couple of brewskis or so).............2) Mr. O'Reilly also refrained from showing that tape in which Barbara Bush states how she wishes that Sarah Palin would simply "go back to Alaska". His excuse for this was that he didn't know the "context" and proceeded to give some boneheaded reason pertaining to how he didn't want to get "burned again" after that whole Shirley Sherrod episode....He lied, in other words.............3) I mean, come on, let's face it here. The real reason that Mr. O'Reilly didn't show that tape was the same reason that Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity didn't show it. He didn't want to embarrass a fellow conservative (a co-worker, no less). It's as simple as that, folks.............4) Speaking of Sarah Palin, if I were an Obamaite, not only would I be rooting for her (to get the Republican nomination in '012), I'd be frigging campaigning for her (undercover, obviously). I mean, come on, think about it. Of all the prospective Republican nominees, who has a lesser appeal among moderates and independents than Sarah Palin? And even if the economy doesn't get any better in the next two years, I don't know, I just can't see the electorate of this country making that woman President....Let's just call it the Sharron Angle/Christine O'Donnell Syndrome.