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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs versus the Reality Show Governor

Posted By on Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 11:30 AM

When the news of the death of Apple’s Steve Jobs broke last night, I switched between the various cable news channels, to see which ones might be carrying the news, and which one (you know where I am going with this, don’t you?) wasn’t.

Sure enough, MSNBC, CNN, and Headline News were all covering the death of the man who had revolutionized the computer and communications industry, while over on Fox, the ever-incoherent Sarah Palin was holding court, discussing her “decision” not to run for the presidency, as if . . .

As if . . .

As if . . .

As if . . .

As if the Reality Show Governor hadn’t been doing anything over the past few months but indulging her ego, with witless reporters (who should have known better) following her around as though any moment she would announce that, yes, she was throwing her hat into the ring for 2012.

Watching Comrade Palin being asked questions and then seeing her mentally rummage around in the frozen tundra that is Palaska is sort of like watching a slow moving car-wreck involving people you really don’t care for very much.

Her time was about up, anyway, and even Palin had that one figured out. With Christie out of the running (so he could stay in New Jersey and insult people who dare to ask him any questions) there was bound to be more exposure on her.

Besides, as the Game Show Governor - sorry, Reality Show Governor - pointed out recently, did she really want to be “shackled” by running for president. I mean, good golly, folks, she’s a maverick, she goes rogue, and the highest office in the land would be too constricting for a woman who has so much to say.

Yes, the world’s ultimate bully pulpit would be too confining for the Maverick Queen, who might find herself forced to read aloud words that other people (you know, speech writers) had written, and not the stuff that just sort of pops into her head at random times of the day or night.

And hey, the friendly folks at Fox News are always willing to cut into their regularly scheduled programming whenever she has something to drop on us.

Meanwhile, back to Steve Jobs . . .

Unlike the shallow Palin, Steve Jobs actually had an effect on the world, and his presence will be felt for many years to come.

I was going to write a lot more about Steve Jobs in this piece, but I think that about sums it up. Long after the cameras have moved away from Sarah Palin, no matter how frantically she waves her arms, or whatever gimmicks she comes up with next, she is a fraud compared to Jobs.

No matter how much Fox tries to present her as a political guru.


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I do not like the idea of helplessly suffering one’s misfortunes, of passively bearing one’s lot. The Stoics depress me. I do not want to look on my life as an eternal making the best of a bad bargain. - Randolph Bourne



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