Roger L. Simon

Taking the Pledge (on Imus and Sharpton)

Yes, there is something wrong with America …

And it’s not the war in Iraq, our contribution global warming or the health care crisis.

It’s that we pay one second of attention to the opinions of Don Imus or Al Sharpton.

No more tedious individuals exist on our national landscape, although they are in a certain sense exemplary. They represent the triumph of narcissism over intelligent discourse in close to its purest form. No idea or thought exists free of how it affects them – their fame, their glory and, ultimately, their cash. Every second we spend thinking or talking about these two is a second completely lost from our lives. And I’m stopping now.