Proof that my blog has readers! Woohoo! "Bree loves abram" says in comments
to my post So it begins
about the upcoming battle over Supreme Court nominee John Roberts:
Listen, J.R. is a weiner - no one is denying that. But you've gotta admit his kid can DANCE!
Do I get a cookie for being 1st to comment? How about best procrastinator in school?
For those of you too lazy to follow the link
, here is the kid she's referring to:
The kid is Jack, hyperactive, adorable spawn of our up and coming Supreme Court wanna-be. As Jon Stewart
pointed out on The Daily Show
the other day, Jack is a strategy frequently employed by the Bush administration to distract attention from its less popular goals and its mistakes.
A partisan hack who will overturn Roe v Wade? Well, I don't... Look! It's Dancing Jack!
Well, I don't know why we haven't found any weapons of mass destruct -- Look at the evil terrorist!
Casualties mounting in Iraq? Wait -- did you hear about the Runaway Bride?
Underperforming economy? Why, that's ridicu-- O my goodness! Will you just look at the cute puppy?
I shall henceforth call this the Dancing Jack maneuver. Distract attention from concrete issues with photogenic and sensational mush. Bush is rather good at it, though the Dancing Jack would be a much more difficult maneuver if there was an opposition-controlled Congress.
One last point: If there is one lesson here, it is that the media is stupid or cowardly or both. And if there's two lessons, the second is that if you have a username with "loves Abram" in it, you will be far more likely to get your comments promoted to the front page.