The entertainment value.
If I wanted to be a bit more accurate, I could make the heading, “Why I love loud public figures.” That phrasing would probably make more sense, but I am going to pick on the Right Wing because, as I recall, that is where Pat Buchanan hangs out.
Anyway, I came across the following quote:
"With regard to Levi, I think First Dude up there in Alaska, Todd Palin, ought to take Levi down to the creek and hold his head underwater until the thrashing stops."
-- Pat Buchanan
Am I the only one who doesn’t see how this is the business of anyone but the Palin family (and possibly the readers of People magazine)? But then minding one’s own business isn’t any fun for loud public figures who spend an inordinate amount of time being concerned about whether or not anyone can hear them.
And then there is the heavy dose of irony in the statement. Terminating a pregnancy is terrible, sinful, should be illegal, etc., but drowning the kid who knocked up your daughter (or who was perhaps seduced by your daughter) is acceptable.
Killing is bad unless it is in the name of God or family honor?
Do I have that right?
Or have I grossly misinterpreted the statement so that I can twist it to strengthen my own ill-informed, misguided liberal bias?