Compare and Contrast [Dan Collins]
Drives me crazy when my students opt for this kind of essay, because I usually end up wanting to shake them around saying, “What made you decide to compare a trebuchet with a pomegranate? Why, why, WHY did you make me read this? Have I been cruel to you?” Nevertheless, Dan Riehl makes a good point here.
It appears that there’s been a ginned up report of David Vitter pitching a fit at an airline gate, duly reported by Roll Call, on the very same day that news broke of Nancy Pelosi’s practice of using air force flights as her own personal airline, and lying about it. One of these things ought to be a much bigger story than the other. Can you figure out which one?
Okay, then let’s move on and consider the Bristol Palin story, that she and Levi whatsisface have called off their engagement. That breaks on the same day that it’s reported that John Edwards has reared his silky little head to lecture the nation on poverty at Brown University. One of these babies has a father and was born to a teen out of wedlock. The other one doesn’t, and was born to a crazy lady hired to film the candidate (rather than boink him) as he jetted from campaign event to campaign event while his wife’s cancer was in remission. I don’t want to belabor the point, but one of these pairs of biological parents screwed the pooch more bigtime than the other.
I’ve already flogged the fact that in the Hughley broadcast where Steele condescended to call Limbaugh’s show ugly and incendiary, the host stated that the Republican National Convention looked like a Nazi Party event. Ugly? I’ll show you ugly.
Carville said he hoped Bush would fail? What is he, some kind of talk show host?
Do you discern a pattern here? Are you feeling me, yet?