Morning television Friday was just one big wallow in weirdness. On ABC's Good Morning America, they had what purports to be a photo of that well-known Yankee Doodle Dandy Fidel Castro wearing a U.S. flag pin on his lapel. Has anybody checked to see if he's formed a political action committee for the New Hampshire primary?
Over on CBS' The Early Show, Maggie Rodriguez was busy making boobs of everybody at the Miss USA pageant. She got pageant officials to admit they paid for breast implants for Carrie Prejean, the Miss California USA winner who lost the Miss USA title after saying she opposed gay marriage. Though not because this wholesome pageant is a mammary-obsessed sexual exhibition, they quickly added, but because they wanted poor Carrie to have better self-esteem. (Presumably so there would be more of it to destroy by calling her a troglodyte fascist for truthfully answering a question about gay marriage from a pageant judge.) "It's about how a woman feels about herself," explained Keith Lewis, co-director of the Miss California organization.
"Wouldn't she have a better chance of winning if she were more proportioned?" persisted that cynical Maggie Rodriguez. "Well, of course she does," admitted Lewis. "But there's plenty of ways of getting to more proportion without doing breast implants. Many of the girls use chicken cutlets." Well, better than veal, I guess.