Stupid Things People Say: Pakistan and US EditionBy Ahsan Butt Jun 13, 2008 4:54AM UTC
Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Wednesday the proposed increase in number of Supreme Court judges from 16 to 29 in the national budget reflects a clear commitment of the government to reinstating judges.
Gilani’s logic reminds me of a college debate I once heard. The topic was something like “Peace won’t be achieved in the Middle East as long as the Arab governments are anti-Semitic.” One guy arguing against the motion said that the Arab governments couldn’t be anti-Semitic since they were Semites themselves. On the face of it what the debater and Gillani have said is true but it so completely misses the point that you can’t help but feel contempt for both. Dude, playing games with semantics might not be the wisest thing to do right now. What you might consider to be logical brilliance is not going to convince anyone who thinks the PCO II judges should be hung, drawn and quartered.
Yesterday I made a post suggesting that the media might be in the tank for Barack Obama. The one exception I forgot about is….wait for it…yeah, you guessed it… Fox News. Yesterday they ran a news item with the headline “Outraged Liberals: Stop Picking on Obama’s Baby Mama!” Slate explains the ugly racial connotations behind the phrase “Baby Mama”. But then, should we surprised at Fox doing this. Earlier, one of the network’s anchors had described the Obamas’ adorable fist bump as a “terrorist fist jab”.