Thursday, November 29, 2012

Kicking in a Skull

There is a Seinfeld episode called "The Fatigues", in which Elaine contemplates firing an in-house mailman, Eddie Sherman, for screwing up something in the mail room.  But upon meeting Eddie Sherman in his fatigues, instead of firing him, she promotes him.

So, eventually this ensues.

Obviously Sherman is unqualified for copy writing, so Elaine has no choice but to...promote him again.  Eventually she promotes him so high that he gets a better job at a better company.  And he's unqualified to run the mail room!  It's so funny.

And so incredibly ironic that the same thing is happening in real life.  The whole Susan Rice fiasco has me thinking about this episode nearly every time I read about Rice.

On Sept. 11, 2012, we were attacked in Lybia where our ambassador Chris Stevens was killed along with three other Americans.  The following month was filled with a story out of Washington that there was this little viewed youtube video that incited a riot which got out of hand.


The person designated to carry the water on this narrative was Susan Rice, our ambassador to the UN.  She blatantly lied to the American people about the Lybia attack, insisting that it was not terrorism but instead a riot in response to our apparent insensitivity towards Muslims.

What's so unbelievable is that now she's being considered for PROMOTION!  And those of us who dare to criticize her judgement in perpetuating a known lie are called racists and sexist.  I get the sense that Sherman is Rice, the Administration is Elaine, and we're the audience, laughing, smiling and nodding at the hilarity that is real life.

If I don't laugh, I'll cry.

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