Friday, October 29, 2010

Making It Easy

I love it how all the Very Serious People in Washington are getting a bit twitterpated about Jon Stewart’s rally this coming weekend; “How dare he make a mockery of our punditry!” Obviously he’s touched a nerve.

In simplest terms, the rally will be a publicity stunt meant to promote two TV shows while harnessing the voices of disenchanted and ultra-bright moderates out there. If I read it right (and that’s a big “if”) Stewart and company merely wish to lampoon the bitter political divides and noxious mediasphere gases that prevent America from . . . from doing better?

To quote one of my own characters in one of my own bits of writing, “If you take yourself too seriously, no one else will.”