Hey yo. So, I was sent this article today by a work mate because I’m constantly annoying them with my incessant guilt about whether or not letting my cat be indoor/outdoor makes me a bad mom. I’ve never had a strictly indoor cat except once, when a former college roommate pressured me into doing it, and I couldn’t stand watching him stare out the window all the time and started letting him go out, whereby someone stole him. He was a great little cat named Faulkner. But I always felt okay about his fate because I’m certain his home life was more stable than what I could give him in my mad little world at that time. Constant parties, kegs in the kitchen, other things I can’t talk about (a lot of other things I can’t talk about. A great love from high school had moved into the spare room. God that was a strange time…). Anyway, the rest have always had their freedom and Alexander is no exception. And he’s a tough little guy who always comes home. But when it’s cold like this — because he sleeps in my bed with me at night and goes out during the day while I’m at work — I feel the guilts something terrible. So this made me feel better, especially since it came with the following thought: “You’re really doing community service by letting your cat outside.” Aces. And he does bring dinner home sometimes and leaves it by the back door. It’s disgusting. And so sweet. He loves me in his little alley cat way and that makes me happy. My silly little grey-faced monster!
Okay okay okay — moving on to something (semi) serious. Lots of talk about that Chrysler ad that Clint Eastwood did that aired during the Super Bowl. I saw it in real time and I just thought it was unfortunate that they used Eastwood’s voice over images of the bailout and the Wisconsin labor protestors and wondered at the time if Eastwood had any idea that would be the end result. Apparently not. And then someone who enjoys baiting me — and I tend to take the bait because a) this is how our relationship has developed over the years and b) we get a fair amount of things kind of figured out this way — posted this piece with the following questions: Why would someone be offended by this? America went/is going through some hard times. Detroit especially. And there is now a bit of a bounce back. What’s wrong with pointing this out? What’s wrong with making people feel that America isn’t down for the count? Because if things aren’t so bad, you can buy a car. And if you can buy a car, buy one from us!
Oh wait…it runs counter to the GOP narrative.
So is Rove offended that the economy is bouncing back? Or is he offended that a corporation ran a commercial that may be perceived as political? Perhaps he should talk to his boy Mittens. Even if this was a political ad – and I’m pretty sure it wasn’t – corporations are now people my friends.
I don’t know. It seems to me that if you don’t like the idea that corporations are people then you shouldn’t like it. Ever. So, when Chrysler runs an ad that is a thinly disguised issue ad, it shouldn’t be okay if you hate the idea of such things. My friend countered, pretty brilliantly, that this was his point about Rove as well. That if Rove is a supporter of such things, he shouldn’t be “offended.” And he’s right there. But I do think that this piece is true. And it all just makes the idea of coordination one that is likely to come up again and again. See, we figure this stuff out. You’re welcome from both of us.
Also, Remy gives us a reason why maybe the ad’s not quite accurate.
So, big week for the kid. I’m running some of the work folks around at CPAC tomorrow for some radio bookings and then hopefully trying to meet the coach a little later (after dance) for one of the related events. And then Friday is this. The fabulous Ms. McClain and I are coordinating our outfits as we speak. And then possibly trying to meet the coach back out at CPAC but I doubt Ms. McClain will want to tag along — she doesn’t swing that way. She’s a good liberal from Arkansas. We don’t talk politics much. Heh.
Oh, there’s also this little thing that might be a must-do Friday morning: