Thursday, October 18, 2007

Newsroom Conversation

Editor 1: "Martina McBride's new album has a song on it about Santorum's daughter crying at his concession speech."

Editor 2: "Making fun of the girl?"

Editor 3, grinning: "I hope so."

Alas, my boss is doomed to be disappointed:

In these times in which we live
Where the worst of what we live
Is laid out for all the world on the front page
And the sound of someone’s heartbreak
Is a sound bite at the news break
With a close shot of the tears rollin’ down their face
Blessed be the child who turns a loving eye
And stops to pray
For these times in which we live

As I read that verse, if anyone's being held up for rebuke here, it's not a crying little girl.