Empty Days

Tuesday, March 30, 2004



For example. I watched that 60 Minutes interview with C.Rice on this past Sunday (btw - there was this odd thing happening: there were *two* different 60 Minutes programs running at the same time - because this is Canada and CBS only kicks in at primetime after local Global's programming on its usual channel, but on one really-really local channel they only broadcast the 60 Minutes pre-recorded at exactly 7pm no matter what basketball game is still being played on the CBS-appointed channel - but normally those two 60 Minutes broadcasts are one and the same; I mean - what happened here? It was some stories about Russian military and Eric Clapton.)

But anyway. I was just going to say: everybody is damning C.Rice for being a liar and all. But have they forgotten Clarke being as much of a liar in 2002 ? Because, yeah, of course - you gotta play the game. In fact, looking at that woman in the interview, with those red eyes and haggard face after a week of "lying", I thought - jesus, what kind of super-human toll these high offices take on people. I mean, Clarke being a seasoned bureaucrat and a pitbull by character, sure made this Rice woman suffer this week.

If you want to get an idea of what The Passion of The Christ is like, just watch all those public floggings out there on tv - and that goes as much for Clarke (who also got red-eyes by midweek) as for Rice.

Bush escaped untouched, at least physically. Unless he was madly rutting for Rice all week long - that's exhausting too, you know.





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