Friday, April 18, 2008
Flag Pin Lapels Do Not Trump Real Issues
Over at PopConsumer, there is an excellent post by Maria Niles on the whole, "What's up with the flag lapel pin?" issue, which has taken on this astronomical importance in the eyes of the media but leaves the rest of us, I think, wondering what in the world has happened to politics in this country.
For those of you who didn't watch the debate between Obama and Hilary Clinton this week, much was made of the fact that Obama doesn't go around wearing a flag pin on his lapel to show his patriotism. So much discussion went on about this non-issue and the semantics of the word "bitter" and Reverand Wright and all this other bunkum that nearly an entire hour passed before the state of the economy was even brought up.
Really. The economy, the number one issue on Americans' minds these days, didn't come up for 53 minutes.
But flag lapel pins? They got right into that baby.
Now, I don't agree with the view of the poster on PopConsumer that this is a racial issue, but the post is definitely worth the read, and you can check out my own take on the issue under the comments.
at 9:41 PM