Some days are so full of sunshine and laughter:
On the September 15 edition of MSNBC Live, while assessing Sen. Joe Biden's speech on the economy, Reuters Washington correspondent Jon Decker said that Biden does not "help his case when he's making the argument on economic issues wearing French cuffs and dressed to the nines. I think that he's really got to connect with these voters." MSNBC anchor Chris Jansing agreed, asserting: "Yeah, it's about the message, but also about the perception. I guess ... I was a little surprised too that he didn't have that coat off and roll up his sleeves." Contrary to the notion that wearing French cuffs may interfere with Biden's ability to "connect with these voters," French cuff shirts can be found for $37.50 on the website of J.C. Penney, a national department-store chain that many voters can presumably "connect" with.
Love it, just love it. If we have to go to hell in a handbasket why not laugh all through the journey?
Let me see: When you discuss bad unemployment figures you should probably come to the studio wearing one of those sandwich boards which says "Will Work For Food." And when you discuss the Iraq occupation you should wear a helmet and carry a machine gun. Got it.
Likewise, you really shouldn't discuss bad news about the health care system looking all hale and hearty. At least strap yourself to an oxygen machine and wear some gray makeup.
George Bush used to do all that play-acting. Remember him holding a hammer in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina? Of course he held it all wrong but acting is not the same as actually doing something and appearance is all that counts.
Yeah, I know. Voters are supposed to vote on issues such as French cuffs.