Thursday, September 27, 2012

Madonna?, Obama?, What's The Difference?

James Taranto of the WSJ has a hilarious send-up of the ridiculous terpsichorean twittette from my alma mater, the University of Michigan:
Madonna--the mononymous musician, not the martyr's mom--delivered an odd and perhaps backhanded endorsement of President Obama Monday night. Fox News describes it: "Madonna, 54, . . . stripped down to her bra to reveal 'Obama' stenciled in big letters on her back, before promising (or warning?): 'When Obama is in the White House for a second term I'll take it all off.' " Here is an opportunity for Mitt Romney to make a Pascal's Wager-like appeal to independent voters. You may be uncertain as to whether Romney will be a good president, but what you stake is finite, whereas the alternative is the infinity of the infinitely horrible. Three minutes of the Madonna monologue--and before clicking, please be aware that parts of it are unsuitable for children, workers in offices, and everyone with qualmish stomachs--are available on YouTube on what we assume is a bootleg video. Madonna gives an incoherent disquisition on freedom, in which she likens Obama to Lincoln and Martin Luther King, both of whom "they killed . . . as they do." The oddest bit, though, is when she declares: "We have a black Muslim in the White House! Now that's some amazing s--t." It is true that Obama is black, and it is at least arguable that that is "some amazing s--t." But as Fox notes--and as media organizations have been repeating for years with such insistence that one almost wonders if there may be some doubt about the matter: "President Obama is not a Muslim."
There's much much more at the link...!

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