Another wonderful Senator isn't running for re-election, Olympia Snowe. The gridlock has turned her job into just one big headache. Senator Snowe is a Republican. She is a moderate Republican, I'd say. Reasonable. Pragmatic. Her job isn't enjoyable anymore. Maybe it's that her job has become irrelevant. Senator Snowe wanted to be a public servant for the right reasons, help her State, constituents, country. She did that for over 30 years. She said enough, basta, no more. Done. Kaput. What a shame. The Legislative Branch of Government is chasing away thoughtful, practical Senators and Congressman. What are we to do? Is the Congress going to just be white, Christian men? Really? Is that where we are going?
Lindsey Lohan. She returns to the limelight for the first time for something positive and not to do with parole or court appearances. Lindsey Lohan is hosting SNL this Saturday night. I think it is an odd choice, but we shall see. She is being interviewed by Matt Lauer on the Today Show and they showed a sneak peek today. I can't relate to the way she looks. She was so adorable as a young girl and her red hair was stunning. Now, she looks like Victoria Gotti's daughter. Bleach blond, too much botox, restalyne, and in general, the bloom is off the rose. I don't like that they hired her to play Elizabeth Taylor. I hope that she pulls it off, but seeing her today...I can't see it at all. I am sure that I will set my DVR to see her SNL episode, but I don't have a lot of hope for her long term success. I do not want to be right.
Sidebars: American Idol is not The Voice. I tried to watch last night and couldn't take it. I think all these shows that are dragging down with ratings losses should all be re-edited to one hour episodes. I think that without doubt short and sweet is much more appealing. I have been saying it about The Biggest Loser, too, and no truer than last night's overinflated 2 hour episode. If I had DVR'd it, I could have watched it in 30 minutes or less. Though, the last five minutes was the big payoff, so I could have just watched 5 minutes. It's a rainy day in NYC and colder than it's been.
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