Thursday, May 18, 2006

A New Reason to Hate "American Idol"

As if I needed another one...

So Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings loves "American Idol." Who's that, you ask? Oh, you know, the bitch who slammed the "Postcards From Buster" cartoon series because she said it glorifies lesbianism? (Newsflash: It's a CARTOON, lady!) Yeah, her.

During an interview for the May 3 issue of Education Week (which we get at work), she apparently admitted that she loves "Idol." (Because that's SO pertinent to education in this country while Children Are Being Left Behind.)

Why am I not surprised?

Apparently, Trent Lott of Missippi (you know, the one who expressed sympathy with Strom Thurmond's segregationist leanings? Yeah, him) also loves "Idol." He and Spellings joke about it on the phone. In the interview Spellings says, "I told his staff to give him the following message from the secretary: if he's not for Katharine MacPhee, I don't want to talk to him."

Isn't that folksy and cute? What a connection I suddenly feel with both of them now! Gosh darn those Congressmen and Bush cabinet members--they're just regular folks like you and me! Except they live in Washington. And don't make any personal sacrifices, instead preferring to relegate those to the rest of the nation.

On the plus side, maybe their admiration of Simon Cowell and Ryan Seacrest will do more to advance the cause of gay rights than anything that's been done so far.


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