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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Here, there, everywhere

Hey, is there some sort of baseball game tonight?
  • Deval Patrick is being accused of fouling off a few by not offering Terry Francona advice or citing his fave Sox player. You really want him to say that Cris should sit while Ellsbury plays? He's got a much more honest approach than Hillary's Cubs-Yankees waffling (a problem dodged) or Rudy's faux Sox fever. And when is Myth coming out for the Rockies?
  • Look out Mike Huckabee. The first sign that you are headed for problems is when the media decide you aren't such a bad choice. They need to build you up before they let you down. Not that I think an ordained minister who doesn't believe in evolution is what this country needs after eight years of Theocon incompetence.
  • Getting serious for a second (OK, maybe longer). I often think the biggest danger of blanket coverage of a sporting event is that it offers cover for politically questionable moves. As if on cue, enter George Bush, telling Cuba how to structure its transition of power. I thought he didn't believe in nation-building? Oh, that was just so 2000?
  • Now we really know where out tax dollars are going. Let's see, we have $400 billion for the Halliburtons and Blackwaters, but we can't afford to pay for children's health? There is actually a perverse logic here though -- privatizing everything in sight (even though when it comes to a war, we usually use the term "mercenary."

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Anonymous Joel Patterson said...

I've got some sympathy for Deval on this. A week or two ago, people in the media implied that he wasn't paying enough attention to the shooting deaths in Boston, and now they're hinting that he's not paying enough attention to sports. So, do they want him to focus on the heavy stuff or the light stuff?

At least Deval had enough sense and humility not to pretend to be a sports expert as Nixon once did.

October 25, 2007 1:28 PM  
Blogger Outraged Liberal said...

What, you don't want him to design a suicide squeeze for Tito? :-)

October 25, 2007 6:58 PM  

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