Monday, January 14, 2008

We'll all be crying soon

Crying worked so well for Sen. Clinton that one of the few people in America who is hated by more people, Terrell Owens of the Dallas Cowboys, became very emotional and cried in front of the cameras after the 'Pokes lost to the Giants in yesterday's NFL playoff game.

I never hated T.O., although he is a hard guy to actually like; but I must say seeing him cry made him a more sympathetic character to me. Before yesterday I'd always thought it was all about T.O. for T.O., but maybe the team does come first. What's next? A weepy Bin Laden?

Meanwhile, a better reason to cry is the latest escalation between Clinton and Obama. It actually looked like race wasn't going to be an important factor in their competition for the nomination, but over the weekend, both sides threw all that out the window. It was kind of nice believing, at least for a while, that we could rise above racial politics in this country, but if Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and their supporters are incapable of it, how the hell are the rest of us supposed to leave it behind?