Roger Ebert has done it again. Nice opinion piece on “The American Idol Candidate“:
I trust the American people will see through Palin, and save the Republic in November. The most damning indictment against her is that she considered herself a good choice to be a heartbeat away. That shows bad judgment.
I don’t watch American Idol or anything but I know how it works, and I know that it rewards mediocre talent. Who’s that guy, Clay Aiken? I don’t know who else, but that’s the point: these are gimmicky, one-and-done types of “talent.” As a musician I hate that on its premise, but really I don’t care much; it’s inconsequential. Top 40 has always thrived on such medicority.
This hockey mom is another story. Her lack of talent has consequences for all of us. That tool Charlie Gibson interviewed her last night and from what I’ve seen and read of it, she has no business running for dogcatcher. I trust that the American people will continue to reward medocrity and make this election much closer than it ever should be. But I applaud Ebert’s sentiment.