Monday, July 17, 2006

Is Bush taking performance lessons from Janet Jackson?

Remember when Janet Jackson had her Superbowl "wardrobe malfunction"? She wanted everyone to believe that she didn't intend to bare herself on television, so she attempted to make it appear that the incident was unintentional. This required two things: some kind of pretense - well, she was performing, and the song was about getting naked, and, an assistant - Justin Timberlake, who removed the clothing, but says he was under the assumption that there was another piece of fabric under the one he removed. "How was he to know?" he said. The thing is, no one believed them, everyone pretty much assumed that both knew what was going on, and that both intended to use the publicity from the event to boost their careers. It didn't work, although the event became notorious.

I feel awful about what I'm about to do, but I believe President Bush is trying to pull off what Janet Jackson couldn't: he wants people to believe that his recent microphone accident was a "malfunction".

If you're not familiar with the story, look here. Basically, President Bush and Tony Blair were speaking after a luncheon, and Blair's mic was still on, and President Bush said "See the irony is that what they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this s—- and it's over." At this point, Blair realized his mic was on and turned it off.

Now, Syria may very well support Hezbollah. One of the reasons I haven't written about the huge conflict between Israel, Hezbollah, and the Palestinians, is because I don't know much about the conflict, and have a hard time making myself care. If you want to know more, you could try reading this article, although I've had a hard time getting past the first paragraph without falling asleep. The point is, that people debate about if or how much Syria supports Hezbollah. But, if you were President, and you wanted people to believe you weren't trying to spin facts in your favor, you would create the appearance that you didn't think you were being overheard, and then say something you wanted people to believe, so that they think you're saying something in confidence to someone else. It's like being at the bar, and saying to your friend that you think some girl standing two people over is hot, but you say it just a little bit too loud, so that she overhears it.

I'll let you in on a little secret: The girl at the bar knows that you thought she could hear you. No one believed that Janet didn't want to appear naked. Things have gotten so bad in America that I have trouble believing that Bush didn't engineer this situation to try to pull the wool over American's eyes, once again. Maybe we'll overhear him talking about mobile biological weapon laboratories in Syria later this week.

Also, I thought this video was funny, especially because M is a Mac newbie, and can't stop talking about how awesome they are:


Blogger V. Hammond said...

A) Janet Jackson Rules
B) Open Mics Rule
C) Macs Rule

12:06 PM  

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