Friday, January 21, 2005

Pomp and Circumstance

"What's good for General Motors is good for the rest of America." Who said this--a former GM chairman, or NBC anchor Brian Williams?

Yesterday, NBC's new boy wonder anchored his first inauguration. The good news was that he left much of the analysis to Tim Russert. The bad news: Williams had no choice but to wax poetically on pomp and circumstance. American citizens will be happy to know that the motorcade is comprised of brand new Cadillac DTS limousines in the motorcade certainly a "marketing coup" for General Motors.

Meanwhile, alleged White House correspondent Campbell Brown chatted up Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). She asked him to guesstimate American troop levels in Iraq in "2009 at the next inagaural." McCain said that troop levels were not important--"but casualties and resistance. We've had troops in Korea, Germany and Bosnia for many years with little or no casualties." Campbell thanked him, and tossed to Brian at the anchor desk.

Memo to Campbell's producers: Yes, we do have thousands of troops in Korea, Germany and Bosnia. But we didn't invade those countries.

Sigh. This is what happens when I drop out of news to work on Brad and Jen stories.