Just one minute before 6 p.m. tonight I was watching CNN. Wolf Blitzer reported on the MTV awards ceremony and how both the Kerry daughters and the Bush daughters were booed. All the while he was talking, circa 45 seconds, a picture of the two Bush daughters was on the screen, as it was during the awards after the Kerry daughters spoke live and were booed. In other words, according to CNN, the Bush daughters were booed. Im still naive, thus amazed. The video of what CNN didnt show is here.
Alice Cooper said it best the other day when he noted that rock stars should stay out of politics. They are rock stars because they sleep all day and play music all night, and they hardly have time to form informed political opinions.
PErhaps more importantly, however, is the notion that there ARE things more important than politics, and there is sucha thing as life beyond politics. Maybe the turning crowd at MTV is a signal that at least some folks are beginning to understand.