A rant and a recommended link

A rant and a recommended link

Both from our man Mark. The first is about the canceled town meeting planned for Bush’s trip to Germany. The second is to a Frank Rich piece on the faux “controversy” currently generating cheap publicity for the Motion Picture Academy.

For the record, I think this is one of the stupidist, borderline-racist things I’ve ever seen. Chris Rock is a professional entertainer who knows, above all, how to gauge his audience and whether and when to temper his act accordingly. I’m expecting him to liven up what I’m afraid is going to be a very dull Oscars.

Of course, he’s also a smart guy, so I expect he knows exactly what he’s doing and what they’re doing. Whatever it takes to get the people into the tent…

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