TITLE: Textbook Definition of Irony
DATE: 2/18/2006 09:26:00 AM
Arianna Huffington's 'Huffington Post' has become a playground for all sorts of people to blog. Entertainers, politicians, pundits, television celebrities, etc.
Alec Baldwin writes a blog entry wondering whether or not Harry Whittington will file a civil suit against Dick Cheney for the hunting accident. I can't get into Baldwin's post piece by piece because it would take too long to correct all the inaccuracies and lies. I'll just simply point out that this talk of civil suits is pretty hilarious coming from somebody who was ordered by a jury to pay a photographer $4500 for breaking his nose.
There's something else Baldwin says that I find puzzling:
I mean, this is the guy that sicced Enron on Gray Davis and the state of California to embarrass Davis, trigger the recall and then watched Arnold Schwarzenegger become governor of California. (To this day, perhaps, still the low point in American political life.) Then Cheney covered it up.
Notwithstanding Baldwin's bogus tales of Cheney being at the center of Gray Davis's (the most incompetent Governor the state of California ever had) recall, but I'm wondering why he says the election of Governor Schwarzenegger was a low point in American political life. Schwarzenegger came to this country, barely able to speak English. He succeeded in business, became for a time the biggest movie star in the world, and then went on to become Governor of the largest state in the union. Schwarzenegger's life is shining example of the American dream come true.
No Alec, I think you arguing on Crossfire that the National Endowment for The Arts is good for the economy ranks far far lower.
Rob offers his view on Baldwin as well.