Mismanaged Compassion

Cindy Sheehan was indeed upset about Hurricane Rita this week. But not for the reasons you might think. It was because she didn’t get to be the center of attention with her “protest” (more on that later). Here is what she had to say on dailykos.com:

i am watching cnn and it is 100 percent rita…even though it is a little wind and a little rain…it is bad, but there are other things going on in this country today…and in the world!!!!

She sure was quick to jump all over the government response to Katrina. It is clear now that was because it didn’t interfere with her own media coverage. This statement lets us see into the real Cindy. A little wind and rain? I’m certain the people that lost their homes don’t see it that way. Sorry your demonstration wasn’t top priority today Cindy. The media, and your public, sure is fickle, isn’t it?

New Book Ticks Off Liberals

I recall that when “It’s Just a Plant” came out, those that were outraged were told to calm down. Get a grip. It’s just a plant after all, and it’s just a book. So one would think that when a book comes out called “Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed” that they would take a little dose of their own medicine with dignity. But…

MSNBC host Ron Reagan was incensed over the book and scolded DeBrecht on his cable television show. Fox News host Alan Colmes claimed the book exists for the purpose of brainwashing.  Democratic Underground, a popular liberal Web site, named DeBrecht to its Top 10 Conservative Idiots list. And Daily Kos, the most trafficked left-wing blog, likened the book to Nazi propaganda. [full story]

Sorry Ms. DeBrecht, but you’re probably going to get about as much screen time to promote this as Bernie Goldberg. But I’ll still buy a copy for my kids. Why? Because it’s funny, that’s why. Brainwashing kids? Get real. My kids have a copy that ever popular socialist tome “Rainbow Fish” and I don’t think that is going to brainwash them into being commies. Likewise, I highly doubt this book will brainwash them into voting Republican for the next 1st grade class president.