Saturday, February 09, 2008

They Didn't Laugh When He Sat Down At The Keyboard

(Updated: footnote added)

One of the recurring dilemmas that keeps me awake at nights is imagining what I would do if invited to the Bush White House.

Now, this is never going to happen, of course. It is a measure of the ridiculousness of my mind that I would think of such a thing once, let alone fret about it repeatedly.* On the other hand, it's important to keep in mind one word, and as the second-dumbest person ever to set foot in the White House once said, "that one word is 'to be prepared'."

Fortunately, I now have some excellent guidelines for how to act, courtesy of Leon Fleisher. All kidding aside, this is an excellent essay.

(h/t: Roger Ailes)

* Evidently, I am not the only one suffering from this condition.


kidneystones said...

Hello Brendan,

Thanks for the kind words re: my bhtv departure. I'm gone and in a good way!

You and the other stalwarts are more than up to the task and I'm certain the community will continue to flourish.

Thanks, too, for showing up at docudharma. I've no idea how much longer I'll be there either. I sense my online presence fading. It isn't clear yet, frankly, whether I'll become part of the ether.

I will, of course, continue to read.

I know where you are and this is where I'll come to say hello.

bjkeefe said...


Sorry to hear about your imminent departure from the Web. I hope it is just a sabbatical, and I hope you continue to check in from time to time.

Care to share your reasons why you're going quiet?

kidneystones said...

Hi Brendan,

I'm not going quiet as much as shifting direction, media and audience.

Thanks again and I'll drop by from time to time. I'll continue, of course, to read blogs and watch bhtv.

I posted a slightly more elaborate 'happy trails' note at docudharma.

I noted your comment, there, too, btw. I hope you'll continue to chime in on all topics. You've a boldness and honesty in your writing that's entertaining, illuminating and appealing.


bjkeefe said...

Thanks for that, k.

Don't be a stranger.