Lindsey Lohan arrives in Washington for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and sums up the attitude toward Americans with this one gesture.
“Everything that is wrong with America is here in this room.”
– Jimmy Kimmel
Well not everything. The room wasn’t big enough.
Helen Thomas didn’t get an invite. The ‘lobby’ made sure of that. 50 years ago Thomas convinced President John F. Kennedy to boycott the White House Correspondents’ Association’s annual dinner if women weren’t invited to attend. Now we have Kim Kardashian and even dogs as special guests. Yep, women and free speech and pooches have come a long way.
May Day is coming up and last year’s ‘big lie,’ the fake killing of bin laden, is a talking point for Obama’s re-election. Will there be an ‘event’ this year? Maybe something that attempts to portray Americans as the new enemy of the state? We’ll see.
It’s ‘blow up a school with drones’ day in Pakistan. The ‘terrorists’ never seem to learn, do they? Hillary Clinton and Tim Geithner are going to China this week and it’s hard to tell who will get the schooling there.
Surely if someone can win a Pulitzer Prize for a collection of poems that often reference David Bowie, then Timster’s newly published book should also have a shot. Not really but maybe we should have an alternative world Pulitzer where we all get a vote?
This is going to be an interesting spring and summer. But aren’t they all?