Monday, September 05, 2011
Quote of the Day
"I choose not to be sucked in to the hype cycle. I choose to pick my battles. It’s not about excusing and rationalizing away everything the President does or doesn’t do. It’s about keeping my criticism constructive and applicable, and keeping people motivated to vote in 2012... Obama is all that’s standing between us and the total cray-cray of the GOP – that’s particularly true if we can’t take back the House and we also lose the Senate... There’s a big difference between 'He still has my vote, but I wish Obama pushed more on [issue]' and 'Fucking Obama caved again! He has no fucking spine!'"
-- The lovely and whip-smart Jessica at Virtual Daze, in a piece called "On Criticizing the President"
And yes -- if there's one thing 19 years in TV news taught me it's that pictures of attractive people drive traffic/ratings/circulation. So suck it.