Friday, February 10, 2017

The Price of Leadership

Laugh ’Til You Cry

“It is part of the price of leadership of this great and free nation to be the target of clever satirists. You have given the gift of laughter to our people. May we never grow so somber or self-important that we fail to appreciate the humor in our lives.” 

—President Lyndon B. Johnson, in letter to the Smothers Brothers after announcing he would not run for reelection, 1968.  See David Bianculli, TV historian and critic, “The Smothers Brothers: Laughing at Hard Truths,” The New York Times, Feb. 3, 2017 

Editorial Comment: Who’s funnier — Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer, or Sean Spicer as Sean Spicer? 

Note: If you haven’t seen McCarthy in drag as the tRump press secretary on Saturday Night Live, watch it. Don’t drink anything that might spurt out your nose while viewing. Fair warning.

PeezPix by Ted Pease 

Graffiti Bridge, Eureka Slough

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