Thursday, January 22, 2009

Caroline off my mind

As someone who was ambivalent about the notion of Caroline Kennedy being appointed to the Senate--I even wrote a kinda-sorta defense that you could easily find if you wish--I'm not too torn up about Caroline bowing out of the "race". It seems to me that the major problem was that she just didn't have the right kind of personality for electoral politics. It's not the best profession for painfully shy, inarticulate, oversensitive scions. One wonders why she bothered in the first place.

Unfortunately, we might be trading one scion for another, as Andrew Cuomo seems to be the frontrunner now.

The Man, The Myth, The Bio

East Bay, California, United States
Problem: I have lots of opinions on politics and culture that I need to vent. If I do not do this I will wind up muttering to myself, and that's only like one or two steps away from being a hobo. Solution: I write two blogs. A political blog that has some evident sympathies (pro-Obama, mostly liberal though I dissent on some issues, like guns and trade) and a culture blog that does, well, cultural essays in a more long-form manner. My particular thing is taking overrated things (movies, mostly, but other things too) down a peg and putting underrated things up a peg. I'm sort of the court of last resort, and I tend to focus on more obscure cultural phenomena.