We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog to blow off a little steam. Why is it that when people are being a-holes, they can’t admit it? This week especially, it seems, the amount of a^^hole-ish behavior is at an all-time high.
Case in point: The captain of the ill-fated cruise ship Costa Concordia reportedly told a magistrate that he didn’t abandon ship but in fact “tripped” and fell into a lifeboat. So we’re supposed to believe that he “accidentally” saved himself and left thousands of passengers and crewmembers to fend for themselves? Why don’t you just tell the truth and not make up b-s stories that nobody with ears will believe anyway?
Or how about this one: This week, Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich attempted to divert attention from his bad behavior and misdeeds and blame negative stories circulating about him on the media. For those who are interested in reading the transcript, it’s available here. So, let me get this straight. You cheat on your first wife with the woman who would later become your second wife. You leave your first wife when she is fighting cancer to marry the woman you were cheating with. Then you cheat on her (while she’s battling MS) with your third (and current) wife. Days before the South Carolina primary, your second wife makes allegations that you asked her for an open marriage while you were cheating with Wife #3. I’m sorry, but that’s news. That’s the world we live in. Instead of handling it like a big boy, you use the opportunity to make it all about the “liberal media.” But, Newt, this isn’t how it works. You don’t get to call out people’s bad behavior and question their ethics *ahem, Bill Clinton* all while you were cheating on your various wives back in 1998. You don’t get to be a hypocrite and then act all surprised when people call you out on your own b-s. You just don’t.
As William Shakespeare once wrote in Hamlet: “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” I’m stepping off my soapbox now.