The week that was
“If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.”
– Bernard Williams
Obama’s staff has been dropping like flies recently. Eric Shinseki, an Obama appointee who failed miserably at his job as VA Secretary, resigned this week. So did Press Secretary Jay Carney. (Deputy Josh Earnest will take over. Does anyone else see the irony in his name?) But is it really news when it’s a recurring story?
The mainstream media reported briefly this week about the “Virgin Killer” Elliot Rodger who was responsible for the murder of six people at a college campus in California, until they found out he was “an immigrant, a person of color, and the majority of his casualties resulted from attacks with a car or knife.” Then they dropped the story.
Obama gave the commencement speech at West Point this week. The only thing that saved it from being the lamest speech of all time were the marvelous uniforms in the audience toward which the camera occasionally panned.
Borders, like rule, were made to be broken. A whole horde of illegal “dreamers” swarmed across the border looking for amnesty and the fulfillment of Walt Disney’s axiom: “If you can dream it, you can do it.”
Kanye West and Kim Kardahian got married. By all accounts, it seemed to have been no more lavish of an event than any of their other gaudy spectacles.