“Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed” was the ninth beatitude.
Alexander Pope (1688–1744), English satirical poet
Two items of disappointing note on television this Sunday morning.
First up, will be Vice President Dick Cheney on "Meet the Press." Dr. Evil will use Tim Russert's platform to spew forth more lies and propaganda. He’ll tap dance and never give a straight answer and if he does it will be a lie. I’d like to see the Sunday political talk shows not allow anyone from the White House Gang to come on.
Second, is the U.S. Open men’s final. Andy Roddick vs. Roger Federer. I would like Roddick to win, but I suspect Federer will take it rather easily. I watched last night as Maria Sharapova beat Justine Henin-Hardenne 6-4, 6-4. I also dislike Sharapova because she thinks she is all that. Henin-Hardenne comes out in a somewhat traditional tennis outfit and Sharapova has some custom-made tennis dress that could double for an Oscar-ceremony type gown. I much prefer a low-key style to the “I’m all that” style. But, the most important reason for disliking her is that she is a cheater. In tennis one is not allowed to communicate with one's coach during the match. Sharapova and her coach were sending signals back and forth. In her press conference she refused to discuss it and sounded like someone from the White House Gang.
Update: Russert did a good job of asking tough questions throughout the program. Cheney appeared defensive about everything. He tried to again to resort to complete distortions such as "We caught or killed hundreds of top Taliban leaders." Oh really! Please tell us whom you have caught besides the five or six we are aware of. How many top leaders do we have?
Cheney also said that the America people don’t have the stomach for a fight. On that I disagree. The American people will rise to the occasion, but the White House Gang took advantage of our desire to find the terrorists and created a completely new agenda, thus dividing the country and the world.