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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Politically Incorrect


Remember the TV show "Politically Incorrect?" It ran on Comedy Central, then ABC from 1993 to 2002. The show really filled a need. there are some things in this country that need to be said, even though those views are not always popular.

Unfortunately, "Politically Incorrect" lost its way during its final years. It should have been an equal opportunity offender. Instead, host Bill Maher used the show as a platform for his personal agenda. That gets really, really tired after a while.

Now that I've built the "Politically Incorrect" foundation, here's my own stab at it. Get ready. Here it comes. I'm sick of Capt. Chesley Sullenberger. He was the pilot of the jet that landed in New York City's Hudson River last month.

Yes, the man is an American hero. Sullenberger and his crew saved dozens of lives. Few of us would have been as brave and calm under similar circumstances.

It's a great story, but I need to see and hear it only once. Sully's been on CNN and FNC and MSNBC and 60 Minutes and The Early Show and Today and Good Morning America and NBC Nightly News and ABC's World News and Letterman and a bunch of shows I haven't seen. Good for him. If I was in a similar situation, I would have accepted all the interview requests. How many times does an airline pilot get to meet Letterman?

Sullenberger's 15 minutes of fame are nearly up. He's destined to be the answer (or is it the question?) on Jeopardy! one of these days.

Tomorrow, a return to political correctness. Thank you for today's indulgence.