November 29, 2003

Similar yet different?

Somebody recently asked if there was a difference between flying into Baghdad incognito or playing sax on Arsenio Hall show. I suppose as it comes to both being publicity stunts designed to garner support, money, votes, etc. there really isn't a big difference. But here are some of the points that makes the two different:

- Most of the world did not go up against Arsenio having a talk show.

- No members of UN Security Council objected to the Arsenio Hall Show.

- Thousands of innocent civilians did not have to be murdered so the Arsenio Hall Show could take place.

- There were not daily transfers of friendly body bags out of Arsenio's studio.

- Except for the limited extreme fanatics., not many had ethical and legal objections to that show.

- The Arsenio "event" was not scheduled and executed by using tax payer's money.

- Sax player was not so afraid of audience members showing him how they really feel to hide.

Posted by Pedram at November 29, 2003 08:35 AM

I think the big difference is that this tugs on the heartstrings of an already emotional electorate, increasing the possibility of the rest of the world having to put up with this buffoon for another term!

Posted by: emma at November 29, 2003 12:58 PM

1) Arsineo and Saddam are both evil.
2) Arsineo and Saddam both inflicted intense pain on millions of people.
3) Bill Clinton had sex with Arsineo and Saddam.

Posted by: A.H. at December 2, 2003 12:08 PM