Just say what happened, IIPosted: May 17, 2009
I’ve written in the past about how much simpler things would be if folks would just say what happened. I’m beginning to think that perhaps there’s enough there to run a separate blog on.
So, in this edition of Just Say What Happened, lets discuss Nancy Pelosi and Carrie Prejean.
First, Congresswoman Pelosi, who has been all over the place on whether she knew or didn’t know about the torture policies of the deposed Bush administration. To my recollection, she has said she was not briefed, was briefed, and was briefed but not with the full truth.
Just say what happened!
I’m no political strategist, but I would guess that this sort of varying political positioning does nothing but feed her opposition. I could better respect her if she just said she knew and didn’t have the guts to confront what were embarrassing wrongs committed on our behalf by an administration that was ethically questionable.
On to a less weighty topic, Miss USA.
Carrie Prejean has been in the news because her bid to be Miss USA was supposedly derailed by her answer on the question of gay marriage. Let’s not even go into the fallacy of giving her opinion any more attention or weight than anyone else’s because shes attractive.
What I’m taking about is the fact that in her 15 minutes of fame after the pageant, some topless photos of her surfaced. Her explanation of them is that the wind blew her top open during a photo shoot.
The wind blew her top open and the photographer was Johnny on the spot during the fleeting window of exposure. Yeah, right.
Look, you took some topless photos. You’re a model, right? I’m not, but Im pretty sure youre not the first model to have done something like that. It comes with the job. People can respect that.
Ms. Prejean, please consider spending the last few minutes of your fame just saying what happened. Let’s face it, you’re on your way back to obscurity. Do us all a favor, go with the dignity of one who tells the truth.