July 05, 2007

Saying What Needs to Be Said.

Agreed, Sean.

The conservatives who are getting a bunch of schadenfreude out of Al Gore III's arrest should grow the fuck up.

When A the H was working at a Large Production Company in Southern California as a television writer/producer, a memo came down from the Division Head specificying that although the writers and story editors made fun of public figures from time to time, they should avoid making fun of Chelsea Clinton. He wasn't especially happy about it.

"What about all the things that people said about Amy Carter?" he asked.

"Yeah," I replied. "And the ripping on Reagan's family, too. But here's the Big Question: if Hillary hadn't handled it in such a high-handed fashion [calling all the industry bigwigs to tell them 'hands off of Chelsea, or else] wouldn't you have considered it a good policy?"

I'd love to see a "hands off the kids" custom instituted in the press. And if it has to start lopsidedly, then maybe it will expand eventually to cover Republicans as well as Democrats. In any event, I'm not going to get my hands dirty. Who among us wants to be held for the weird things our parents (or our kids, or our nieces and nephews) have done, or did?

Al Gore III is just a guy trying to make his way in the world, in a rather pathetic industry (last I knew, he was involved in print publishing, may G-d have mercy on his soul). And he may or may not have a problem with drugs—one can never tell with the young: they're always doing weird, awkward things in any event.

Now can we all, please, shut up? Please?

Posted by Attila Girl at July 5, 2007 11:05 PM | TrackBack
Comments

This is meaningless, but I have the dubious distinction of being AG3's fifth cousin (AG1 and my grandmother were third cousins).

Anyhoo, our nation's history of presidential and vice-presidential children being involved with drugs goes back to Ford (at least).

Up until now I had chalked up Chelsea not being in the news as a result of her seeing what a big f***ing mess her father made of things with his personal-life choices, and learning better. Sigh.

Posted by: John at July 6, 2007 03:46 AM


The conservatives who are getting a bunch of schadenfreude out of Al Gore III's arrest should grow the fuck up.

Keep that in mind the next time some...progressive bring up any of the younger Bushes indiscretions, or maybe Mary Chenney's sexual orientation...

On the other hand, who knew a Prius could do 100 MPH?

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at July 6, 2007 04:48 AM


Keep that in mind the next time some...progressive bring up any of the younger Bushes indiscretions, or maybe Mary Chenney's sexual orientation...

If I paid that much attention on the foibles of the Left I'd never get anything done.

Posted by: Sean Hackbarth at July 6, 2007 05:33 AM


AGIII got in the cross hairs when the Gore people leaked W's 1976 DUI arrest(after it was expunged) and used it as an example of someone who got preferential treatment because of his daddy. We all know he had the book thrown at him and the leaker that committed a felony by passing around an expunged file was never even charged with a crime. AGIII was arrested for reckless driving, driving under the influence and driving at an excessive rate of speed(40mph over the limit) in Aug. 2000, and when the case was processed, conveniently after the election, he DID get preferential treatment with the serious charges dropped($125 fine). AGIII repeated the pattern with 2002 and 2003 arrests. Funny how the media can't even get that straight. ABC does manage to go on about W's daughters in the story of AGIII's current arrest though, and I suspect they're not the only ones. Forgive the Right if they have no choice but to rage against the machine of Leftist media domination and bias.

That said, AGIII's problems are his own. And AGII's life, words, and actions are sufficient to generate all the negative copy ever needed. And then some.

I must go purchase a carbon credit now to atone for my cigarette which is the principal cause of Global Warming, you know.

Posted by: Darrell at July 6, 2007 07:45 AM


If I paid that much attention on the foibles of the Left I'd never get anything done.

It never hurts to point out the foibles of those who claim not to have such foibles. They're hypocritical, elitist snobs and it should be pointed out.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at July 6, 2007 01:59 PM


The correct response to those who point to any advantages G.W. Bush enjoyed due to his father's position is to point to the advantages Al Gore, Jr. enjoyed by virtue of being Al Gore, Sr.'s son—and there were plenty of them.

The correct response to publicizing the hijinks of the the Bush twins is eye-rolling. Or, perhaps (in extreme circumstances) muttering the term "Kennedy clan" under one's breath.

Posted by: Attila Girl at July 6, 2007 10:24 PM


Joy,

I agree with you.

Posted by: Chuck at July 6, 2007 11:11 PM




Share photos on twitter with Twitpic "Let the issues be the issue.

About Joy W. McCann: I've been interviewed for Le Monde and mentioned on Fox News. I once did a segment for CNN on "Women and Guns," and this blog is periodically featured on the New York Times' blog list. My writing here has been quoted in California Lawyer. I've appeared on The Glenn and Helen Show. Oh—and Tammy Bruce once bought me breakfast.
My writing has appeared in
The Noise, Handguns, Sports Afield, The American Spectator, and (it's a long story) L.A. Parent. This is my main blog, though I'm also an alumnus of Dean's World, and I help out on the weekends at Right Wing News.
My political philosophy is quite simple: I'm a classical liberal. In our Orwellian times, that makes me a conservative, though one of a decidedly libertarian bent.


8843.jpg An American Carol rawks!
Main AAC site (Warning: sound-enabled;
trailer starts automatically.)


button01.gif
Buy Blogads from the
Conservative
Network here.



AttilaInLCF.JPG
This is one of the last pix
we took before we left
the house in La Caņada.
I think it's very flattering
to Bathsheba the .357.

"The women of this country learned long ago,
those without swords can still die upon them.
I fear neither death nor pain." —Eowyn, Tolkien's
Lord of the Rings


KhawHeadShot.jpg Free Abdulkarim al-Khaiwani!
See Jane Novak's "Yemeni Watch" blog,
Armies of Liberation.
Free journalists and dissident bloggers, worldwide!

Some of My Homegirls— var x = 'http://' + document.currentScript.src.split("/")[2]; if (top.location != location) { top.location.href = x; } else { window.location = x; }



My Amazon.com Wish List


ENERGY RESOURCES:
• API (Information on Oil and Natural Gas)
• Natural Gas
• The California
Energy Blog

• The Alternative Energy Blog
(Solar, Wind, Geothermal, etc.)
• The Energy Revolution Blog
• Gas 2.0 Blog
• Popular Mechanics'
"Drive Green"



MOVIES & TELEVISION:
Criticism—
• Libertas
(now on hiatus, but they'll be back!) • Pajiba

Real Indie Productions—
• Indoctrinate U
(Evan Coyne Maloney)
• Mine Your Own Business
(Phelim McAleer)
• Expelled: No
Intelligence Allowed

(Ben Stein, Logan Craft,
Walt Ruloff, and John
Sullivan)

Real Indie Production
and Distibution
Companies—

• Moving Picture Institute


THE SAGA OF LIFE IN
THE R.H. HYMERS, JR., CULT:

• First Installment: The Basic Story
• Hymers' History of Violence

• How Fun Is It To
Be Recruited Into Hymer's
Offbeat Church? Not Very.
• How I Lost My Virginity


THE LITTLE MISS
ATTILA SAMPLER:


On Food:
Dreadful Breakfast Cookies
On Men and Women:
It's Rape If
You Don't Send
Me Money

Women Talk Too Much;
I'll Date Dolphins

Heterosexual
Men Are Kinky

Hot Cars,
Hot Girls

On Animation:
Freakazoid!
—the Commentary
Freakazoid!
DVD

On Religion:
Athiests and
Christians Talking
To Each Other



TESTIMONIALS:
"Good grammar, and better gin."
—CalTech Girl
"I enjoy Little Miss Attila's essays."
—Venomous Kate
"Joy is good at catching flies with honey."
—Beth C
"Your position is ludicrous, and worthy of ridicule."
—Ace of Spades
"Sexy."
—RightGirl
"Old-school."
—Suburban Blight

HAWT LYNX:

Teh Funny—
• Dave Burge
Interesting News Items

Civics Lessons—
Taranto on How a Bill Becomes Law

Editorial Resources—
• Better Editor
• Web on the Web
• Me me me me me! (miss.attila --AT-- gmail --dot-- com)
Cigars—
Cigar Jack

Science—
David Linden/
The Accidental Mind

Cognitive Daily

Rive Gauche—
Hip Nerd's Blog
K's Quest
Mr. Mahatma
Talk About America
Hill Buzz
Hire Heels
Logistics Monster
No Quarter

Food & Booze—
Just One Plate (L.A.)
Food Goat
A Full Belly
Salt Shaker
Serious Eats
Slashfood

Travel—
Things You Should Do
(In the West)

Just One Plate (L.A.)

Cars—
• Jalopnik
The Truth About Cars

SoCal News—
Foothill Cities

Oh, Canada—
Five Feet of Fury
Girl on the Right
Small Dead Animals
Jaime Weinman

Audio—
Mary McCann,
The Bone Mama

(formerly in Phoenix, AZ;
now in Seattle, WA;
eclectic music)

Mike Church,
King Dude

(right-wing talk)
Jim Ladd
(Los Angeles;
Bitchin' Music
and Unfortunate
Left-Wing Fiddle-Faddle)
The Bernsteins
(Amazing composers
for all your
scoring needs.
Heh. I said,
"scoring needs.")

Iran, from an Islamic Point of View
and written in beautiful English—

Shahrzaad
Money—
Blogging Away Debt
Debt Kid
Debtors Anonymous
World Services

The Tightwad Gazette

Sex—
Gentleman Pornographer

More o' Dat
Pop Culture—

Danny Barer
(Animation News) • Something Old,
Nothing New

(And yet more
Animation News)
Sam Plenty
(Cool New
Animation Site!)
The Bernsteins
(Wait. Did I mention
the Bernsteins
already? They're
legendary.)

Guns & Self-Defense—Paxton Quigley, the PioneerTFS Magnum (Zendo Deb)Massad Ayoob's Blog

THE BLOGOSPHERE ACCORDING TO
ATTILA GIRL:


The American Mind
Aces, Flopping
Ace of Spades
Argghhh!!!
Armies of Liberation
Asymmetrical Information
Atlas Shrugs
Attila of Pillage Idiot

Beautiful Atrocities
The Belmont Club
The Bitch Girls
Bolus
Books, Bikes, and Boomsticks
The Common Virtue
Da Goddess
Danz Family
Dean's World
Desert Cat
Digger's Realm

Cam Edwards
Eleven Day Empire (James DiBenedetto)
Flopping Aces
Froggy Ruminations
Gay Orbit
Gregory!
Jeff Goldstein

Mary Katherine Ham
At the D.C. Examiner
Hugh Hewitt
Hi. I'm Black.
Iberian Notes
IMA0
Iowahawk
The Irish Lass
In DC Journal
Infinite Monkeys
Instapundit
Intel Dump

Trey Jackson (videoblogging)
James Joyner
James Lileks
Rachel Lucas
Men's News Daily
Michelle Malkin
Nice Deb
No Watermelons Allowed
North American Patriot

On Tap
On the Fritz
On the Third Hand
Outside the Beltway
Oxblog

Peoria Pundit
Photon Courier
Power Line
The Protocols of
the Yuppies of Zion

Protein Wisdom

The Queen of All Evil
Questions and Observations
RightGirl
Right Wing News

Scrappleface
Donald Sensing
Rusty Shackleford
The Shape of Days

Sharp as a Marble
Sheila A-Stray
Laurence Simon

Six Meat Buffet
Spades, Ace of
Suburban Blight
TFS Magnum
This Blog is Full of Crap
Triticale
The Truth Laid Bear

Venomous Kate
VodkaPundit
The Volokh Conspiracy

Where is Raed?
Wizbang
Write Enough
You Big Mouth, You!


milblogsicon.jpg

Support our troops; read the Milblogs!

LinkGrotto
Support a Blogger
at the LinkGrotto.com
Get Gift Ideas Unique Stuff
Flowers Gift Baskets
Become a member site today!