Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Saturday, August 29, 2009 4:34 pm

Politics in a time of funerals; or, Logic fail

Filed under: Aiee! Teh stoopid! It burns! — Lex @ 4:34 pm

Maybe it’s just me, but it strikes me as beyond weird that people somehow think it’s unseemly to talk politics upon the occasion of the death of a prominent politician. I don’t care whether you’re talking about Paul Wellstone or Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford or Ted Kennedy, politics was what they devoted their lives to. And now when they die you’re not supposed to talk about it? I’m sorry, but I just don’t get how that works.

7 Comments

  1. They “Wellstoned” it with the kids prayers.

    Shamless

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Tuesday, September 1, 2009 1:00 am @ 1:00 am

  2. Fred, that thing whizzing over your head was my point.

    Why NOT use, say, the occasion of the funeral of a Ronald Reagan or a Ted Kennedy to talk about, even advocate, the things he believed in and worked for? There is nothing wrong with that as long as you stick to facts and debatable opinion and don’t try to rewrite history (which is a subject for a different post).

    Comment by Lex — Tuesday, September 1, 2009 11:27 am @ 11:27 am

  3. Lex,

    I know you. I got your point. That was a counterpoint !

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Tuesday, September 1, 2009 2:50 pm @ 2:50 pm

  4. Now this is more like it.

    The Lion of Leinenkugel

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Wednesday, September 2, 2009 3:02 pm @ 3:02 pm

  5. I love that. And I once worked with a guy who, with only minor embellishment, could’ve been the subject of that story.

    Comment by Lex — Wednesday, September 2, 2009 10:37 pm @ 10:37 pm

  6. Geez. You worked with Teddy Kennedy ?

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Wednesday, September 2, 2009 10:48 pm @ 10:48 pm

  7. Only in my worst nightmares. Nah, this guy was a journalist. A rather hard-drinking one.

    Comment by Lex — Thursday, September 3, 2009 11:38 am @ 11:38 am


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