Thursday, August 06, 2009
Good On Him
Bill Clinton rode to the rescue and extracted two "journalists" from North Korea this week. Of course, the knee-jerk reaction would be to say, "That's a long way to go to pick up a couple of Asian chicks." But, I have to be fair and balanced and say that Bubba done good. He knew he was being used as a propaganda tool and did not give Kim Jong Mentally-Il the satisfaction of smiling during their photo ops. He endured an entire day with this height-challenged lunatic with no signs of cordiality and without screwing it up. But what surprised me most was how he behaved during the reunion at John Wayne airport in Burbank. He wasn't the first one to pop out of the plane with his arms raised, basking in cheers and applause. In fact, he didn't emerge until the hubbub had died down, and then he stayed in the background. He didn't make a speech. I thought it was odd that neither of the women hugged him, even though at one point it looked like he expected it. I just can't find anything wrong with his actions in this matter. If only he weren't a serial rapist.