Sunday, October 31, 2004

Trick or... Trick?

I don't know why I even put myself through such abuse:

Camille Paglia's voting for John Kerry

That's like the Wicked Witch of the West offering to help Dorothy and Toto find a way back to Kansas.

I read the interview twice today and still can't believe that the only reason she even agreed to it was that she loves the sound of her own thoughts given form. Contrarian statements like these usually come from Chris Hitchens after two bottles of scotch. She lauded the GOP protestors use of "Yippie prank" of waving flip-flops outside the Fleet Center after Kerry accepted the nomination, then called Al Franken's use of humor to expose the lies of the GOP "moribund."

My favorite quote from the interview was when she explained conservative pundit Sean Hannity's talents as a radio personality:

"(J)ust listen to his commercial for Ruth's Chris Steak House. It's a classic of American advertising -- his mellow, succulent description makes you want to RUN to the nearest Ruth's Chris! It's like pop opera."

That more than balances the lies and distortions he broadcasts on a daily basis, apparently.

Paglia's thoughts are spoken in that haughty, academic tone commonly found among tenured professors at liberal arts colleges. You know the ones: they advertise in the New Yorker and the New York Times Sunday Magazine, offering a mail-order degree in fine art if you can draw a turtle wearing a brown derby.

Any kids with wi-fi capability should have homeowners read that interview if they have no treats. They'll probably wish for their homes to get egged.

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