Thursday, April 14, 2011
Leave It To Cooper
As an avid fan of Congressman Paul, I always love to watch his interviews to hear what he has to say. But often what is far more interesting is the reactions of the journalist interviewing him.
In this case, it looks like Anderson Cooper is finally making use of his common sense for the first time. Watch the almost puzzled look on his face. You can almost see that he understands for the first time that everything he's been reporting on - the debate, the deals cut, the spin afterward - regarding the budget is just a show put on in order to facilitate the status quo, while attempting to make the American public think significant changes are being made. He is not clearly hostile to Congressman Paul, as the bulk of typical establishment journalists would be. Instead he is considering what the Congressman has to say. He's doing his job for the first time, being earnestly curious and look at how difficult it seems for him. Oh, it is just too funny.
I can just picture him asking in a scene from a black-and-white 1950s sitcom as a young, naive, but again earnestly curious pre-adolescent:
"Oh, gosh, Congressman, does any of this actually make any sense?"
"So, so, so...so what should we do, pops?"