18 September 2007

are you kidding me?!?!?

i interrupt my study time this morning to share a positively frightening story brought to us directly from the NYT. i think i mentioned previously that i haven't been following politics lately--i can't really remember the last time i watched the news or read a newspaper--but when i read this article and clicked on the links to the "videos," i was drop-jaw speechless. has politics come to this? have we deteriorated to rap debates between "obama girl" and "guliani girl"? is this the only way the media thinks it can capture the attention of the american people? and, my goodness, after all the chatter about conservativism over the past several years, should i consider it a good thing that this stuff hasn't been pulled off the net? when i wished for a more liberal discourse and debate in this country, i was thinking west wing, not mtv music video. i guess next time i wish for something, i should be more specific!

interested in sharing my shock? (for full effect, make sure to click the links to the two prior articles & videos contained therein.) here's the link:
Net Watch: Obama Girls New Crush - The Caucus - Politics - New York Times Blog
click away. but don't say i didn't warn you....

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