Thursday, July 12, 2007

Keeling's surprising discovery

Some Kentucky journalists continue to be shocked that politicians are being political. Larry Dale Keeling has just now noticed this curious and apparently brand new phenomenon of politicians acting like politicians. Keeling, a political journalist at the Lexington Herald-Leader (and I use the term 'journalist' in its technical sense as someone who writes on the back of advertisements for a living), apparently had not noticed it before.

This epiphany has come upon Keeling as a result of observing Gov. Ernie Fletcher's actions in calling a special session, about which he (Keeling) is up in arms. Of course, Keeling's whole career consists of being up in arms about Fletcher. This is what he does. He eats, sleeps, and breathes being up in arms about Fletcher. It just isn't a good day if can't wake up in the morning and spit out his coffee at some new Fletcher outrage.

And this morning he apparently spewed his coffee even farther than usual at the blinding discovery that the Governor was, horror of horrors, acting like a politician. It must have taken a lot out of him (wit not being one of those things, since, the evidence suggests, it wasn't there in the first place).

Okay, so he's a little slow on the uptake. But remember, he's a Herald-Leader editorialist.

The next thing you know, doctors will be trying to cure people, accountants will being auditing accounts, and lawyers will start suing people.

I can't wait until the day Keeling all of a sudden makes the discovery that not only do Republican politicians act like politicians, but so do Democratic politicians. But that will only occur when journalists start being journalists.

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