Saturday, January 10, 2009

Winners & Losers

Although I dislike the weekly comparison that some glitz magazines make each week propping up notable “winners” and “losers” of the past seven days, I just have to give the latter distinction to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, whom during an interview with a sympathetic right-wing interviewer blamed Tina Fey, Katie Couric, and the rest of humanity (including the McCain campaign) for why she and her family are not currently picking out draperies for the Naval Observatory in DC.

Victimhood, thy name is Caribou Barbie.

But thanks anyway for reminding us all why you were perhaps the most inept running mate on a presidential ticket for the past 100 years.

Secondly, if anyone truly had a banner week since last Sunday, it’s right-wing banshee Ann Coulter, who stuck to her M.O. (e.g. wailing like a self-involved, ultra-white elitist) when “Today” bumped a TV interview to sell her latest screed, leading to Ann shrieking “liberal bias” and all sorts of bloody murder.

Yes, the screechy wheel truly does get the grease, Coulter knows it, and NBC fell for her infantile foot-stomping in record time.

The result?

Coulter got what craves more than oxygen, Zinfandel, and the company of well-scrubbed white folks in the Hamptons: lots and lots of free media attention.

The proper way to deal with Coulter is the same way to deal with any ranting child: toss her into a room, and lock the door until she stops hyperventilating. Yet it’s a lesson that NBC and other mainstream outlets just can’t seem to grasp.

Thus, Ann Coulter is indeed a big, big winner.

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