It is part of my job to watch the news. Sometimes headlines and stories just stand out. Here are a few examples from the past week.
Headline of the week
From CNN.com:"Palin Unamused by Family Planning Stunt"
What happened? Did Bristol buy a box of condoms at the Quik-E-Mart on her way home from buying Prozac and Huggies at the baby super store?
Recession? What Recession?
This headline from Fox News: "Full-Frontal Nude Madonna Photo Sells for $37,500"
Seriously? Where the hell have you been? You haven't seen Madonna nude? Who hasn't seen Madonna nude? I read somewhere that Madonna nude was one of the 10 most recognizable objects in the world right behind the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower and Paris Hilton's cooter.
And to make things worse you spend $37,500 so you can see her nude? It's called the Internet you moron. Go to Google Image Search and type in "Madonna naked". There, I just saved you 37 thousand dollars.
I want 10 percent.
I get paid to screw people. I love being a Senator.
From the New Orleans Times-Picayune: "Porn star Stormy Daniels considering a run against Sen. David Vitter"
Okay...other than her obvious professional assets, is she qualified? What are her positions? Is she capable of dominating any opponent? When push comes to shove, will she be in it for the long haul or is this just a quickie candidate in it for the fun?
Oh man, like shooting fish in a barrel. I have to stop.
But seriously, this is the kind of politics I hate. It is pretty clear that this is about keeping sex an issue throughout the campaign because Vitter is a whore. Or more accurately, he paid for whores. His digits were found in the D.C. Madam's book and now someone wants to make sure no one forgets this little nugget next election cycle.
Listen, if Stormy Daniels wants to run for Senate, this is America where any little girl can grow up to be a porn star/politician. Knock yourself out, Stormy. But if this is nothing but a political stunt -- even if he is a Republican -- someone ought to be ashamed.