Monday, August 26, 2002

Another Euroweenie Whine
John Sutherland has his panties in an apparently painful wad and let's everyone know via the Guardian in Return of the ugly American: A redneck country singer is tops with the guys in uniform. No wonder Dubya invited him to the White House. The commentary is insipid, but Sutherland apparently has a thing for Peter Jennings, the talking hair-do:
Jennings is from that distinguished generation of newscasters who dragged middle America back from the Vietnam madness. He rejects the doctrine that America's foreign policy is best conducted by B52. Jennings took particular exception to the chorus: "Oh, justice will be served / And the battle will rage / This big dog will fight if you rattle his cage / You'll be sorry that you messed with the US of A / Cause we'll put a boot in your ass / It's the American way."


In a bizarre evocation of the film Wag the Dog, Senator Zell Miller (Georgia) sent Paul Jennings a pair of boots. Others followed.
(Confusion as to Jennings' first name, courtesy of Sutherland and the Guardian)
Sorry Johnnie, but Peter has never demonstrated any ability beyond that of the average mannequin. Any thinking is likely done by his staff. Maybe they'll take the boot for him too!