So the Dear Leader scored a loving cameo on NBC’s Today Show thereby causing the easily flappable Jane Taber to ecstatically cream herself. “Michael Ignatieff might get a billboard in Times Square posing with Barack Obama but Stephen Harper just got a little face time on one of America’s most popular morning shows,” the Taberbot gushed.
“The Prime Minister loves this game so much, he’s even writing a book about it,” enthused NBC correspondent Kevin Tibbles. Yeah… right. Whatever.
It’s almost too easy pointing out instances of blatant hypocrisy in politics (whether it be from the right or the left) and I wonder if anyone really cares. Haven’t we become entirely numb to this sort of thing by now? Isn’t it almost expected that the very nature of our little game of “democracy” dictates that virtually all politicians (and pundits for that matter) will be dissembling frauds?
Although it may be irresistible at times, I have to admit that the endless game of highlighting egregious duplicity and intellectual dishonesty on the part of one or another political “team” and attempting to score points from it, the exercise gets pretty wearisome. After all, if there’s no serious consequence for duplicity, or in the case in point here, not even the slightest embarrassment by politicians at cynically making an opportunistic u-turn, then what difference does it make?
An old friend of mine sent me this the other night. Neither of us had heard it in the last 25 yrs. It was kind of a nostalgically transcendent experience listening to this again…
Post-punk progressive pop…gotta love it.