Sunday, January 10, 2010

Know your place

I don't know why I find this so funny, but I get such a kick out of the fact that the White House press people had to assure the public that the President's first State of the Union address won't preempt the final season premiere of the TV show 'Lost'.

Some like to think that politics is such a big deal, but when the rubber meets the road a popular TV show takes priority over an address from some blowhard, even in a world of DVRs and TiVos. Loosely reminds me that the doctrine fiat justitia ruat caelum (let justice be done though the skies fall) is proclaimed by those who are pretty sure that doing justice won't bring down the skies.


Anonymous said...

If only we could get people to vote in political elections like they do for Idol.

But consider that Broadcast stations do not do a good job making the facts and issues palatable as they do with Idol and like shows. Also, consider that only one unionized industry completely shuts down on election day and the remainder of us are miles away from our polling places. Also consider that elections are held as far removed from April 15 as possible.

The people making decisions about who votes and what they know when they vote are very powerful, and will have their way.

Eludius said...

Red Box loves when the President speaks.