There’s a lot of elitist chortling over the fact that a beauty pageant contestant fumbled a question about income inequality.
But I’m willing to cut her a bit of slack based on the fact that A) it was a beauty contest, not a presidential primary, and B) as Charlie Pierce points out, we’ve seen some presidential candidates do worse with the question.
I had a nice visit with my friends Trish and Christopher (and Kayla, too, the furry four-legged greeter) at their place in Key Largo. We relaxed, watched a movie or two (I’d never seen The Prince of Tides) and grilled up some burgers. All in all a great time to unwind.
I came back early this morning in order to get ready for other stuff that needs to get done while I have the time and in order to go shopping for tonight’s Seder at the Shapiros along with friends and family. There is something about honoring a faith tradition in the home and in a way that includes people from other faiths and practices that makes the celebration more than a commemoration of history and belief.
I’m also getting well into the writing mode. My as-yet unfinished and untitled opus (not Bobby Cramer) is going along well enough that I’m taking little sections to the writer’s group that I recently joined. And I’m also in the drafting stage of my paper for the William Inge Theatre Festival’s scholars conference. It’s amazing that I have any time to go to work.
Anyway, I’ll be checking in a little later and watching with anticipation the run-up to the Supreme Court hearings tomorrow and Wednesday on Prop 8 and DOMA. Here’s hoping.
Tagg Romney, son of former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, said on Monday that he has decided against a run for Secretary of State John Kerry’s Senate seat in Massachusetts.
“I have been humbled by the outreach I received this weekend encouraging me to become a candidate for the US Senate. I love my home state and admit it would be an honor to represent the citizens of our great Commonwealth. However, I am currently committed to my business and to spending as much time as I can with my wife and children. The timing is not right for me, but I am hopeful that the people of Massachusetts will select someone of great integrity, vision, and compassion as our next US Senator.”
I guess the trees weren’t the right height this time.
By all accounts, the past month has been most difficult on Romney’s wife, Ann, who friends said believed up until the end that ascending to the White House was their destiny. They said she has been crying in private and trying to get back to riding her horses.
To quote the immortal Hawkeye Pierce: “The instrument has yet to be invented that can measure my indifference to that remark.”