“The truth is I am an unlucky honest man that speaks my sentiments to all and with emphasis. I say this to you because you know it and will not charge me with vanity. I hate congress—I hate the army—I hate the world—I hate myself. The whole is a mass of fools and knaves.”—
You want it—make it happen. Somebody bothers you; deal with it.
- Bill O’Reilly in A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity
Okay, this is a good book so far. I like O’Reilly. I’m not going to apologize for it. The O’Reilly Factor, as numbly passionate and ridiculous as it is sometimes, is a great, entertaining political commentary show.
I don’t understand why people hate FOX News when MSNBC exists. It’s tough to establish your own opinions when there are so many psuedo facts around. So the best I can do is try and understand both sides.
I might read a Keith Olbermann book next, though I don’t really like Olbermann. Yes, I like O’Reilly more than I like Olbermann. I’m the first Californian (exaggeration) you’ll ever meet who would say that.
When I was younger, I definitely had a “Democrat are better than Republicans” or “liberals are better than conservatives” mindset. That’s California for ya, man. The older I get, the more I fall into the moderate/centrist territory. I’ll be 18 in March and I really want to join a major political party because I have a strange need to belong, when I think, at heart, I’ll always be an Independent.
I think it’s necessary for me to add this as a footnote: I don’t know shit about politics. It’s just something I’m somewhat interested in, nothing else.
This was a whole lot more than a simple affair. That it’s a love story – a forbidden one, a tragic one, but a love story at the end of the day.
- South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford to the Associated Press about his Argentine mistress, Maria Belén Chapur
Damn straight, Governor Sanford. Tell it like it is. Tell it like a 15 year old who got knocked up by her druggie boyfriend.
In all seriousness, I’m cringing, laughing, and hoping for a happy ending. What the hell is wrong with me? After watching Jenny Sanford’s (wife of Governor Sanford) recent 20/20 interview with Barbara Walters, I do sympathize with her and her family. I love how she didn’t stand by her man. That’s totally awesome. Good for her. You go girl.
But I wish both Mark and Jenny Sanford and their children the best. They don’t need to stay in this loveless marriage.
What makes me sympathize with Governor Sanford more than other famous adulterers—mainly Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods, and John Edwards—is that he came clean right after things got suspicious. He wasn’t playing hide-and-seek with the public and that’s a quality that I oddly respect. It doesn’t mean that he didn’t hurt anyone, but these things often come and go.
Governor Sanford’s bizarre press conference confession is kind of hilarious, but I didn’t get the feeling that he’s a horrible, manipulative person. He just did something dumb and he was going to face the music.