Observing recent events has landed me back in Liberal La-La Land. I use the term to describe the fantasyland that I enter when watching most network news reports or when seeing things that don’t make much sense. One example I have given in the past is Al Gore preaching about conserving energy to decrease global warming, while flying around the world on private jets and traveling in gas guzzling limousines. Sometimes it is necessary to suspend disbelief in order to live in the alternate reality where such things make sense. I call this fantasy world Liberal La-La Land.
The trigger this week was the realization that Paris Hilton has already spent more time in jail for her violation of probation for driving with a suspended license than former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger will in his entire life for stealing and destroying classified national security documents. That could only happen in la-la land. Many people said they were happy to see Hilton go to jail because it showed that no one, no matter how rich or famous, is above the law. (And sadly a lot of people probably thought it would provide many hours of entertainment value, as well.) I really don’t care one way or the other whether or not Paris Hilton serves time in jail, but if one message sent by her sentence was that everyone must follow the law, then what did Sandy Berger’s sentence say?
In a blog post this week at Wizbang, Jay Tea pointed to another situation that doesn’t make much sense in the real world. Tea said he did not understand why “the Democrats say that we need the courage to talk to everyone, even those with whom we disagree, but refuse to allow Fox News to co-sponsor their debates.” Many Democrats, and some Republicans, even encourage engaging in a dialogue with the terrorists so that we can understand “why they hate us.” I personally have a hard time understanding those who would prefer talking to a member of al Qaeda than to Brit Hume. In all fairness, Democrats have not proposed that any terrorist groups sponsor any of their debates, although I am not so sure about terrorist apologists. After all, according to one of the leading Democratic Presidential candidates, the war on terror is only a bumper sticker slogan.