"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."
There are several great and serious issues we face today. The economy is literally moments away from collapse. Iran is perhaps six months away from having a nuclear bomb and significant means to deliver that bomb to Israel and perhaps Europe. Our health care system is on the verge of implosion.
Joe Biden's misstatements or Sarah Palin's spat with a neighbor years ago are not serious issues. This is just gossip. Gossip worthy of Entertainment Tonight, hardly worth discussing in a Presidential Election.
We are preoccupied with gotcha questions. Katie Couric "got" to Joe Biden yesterday. He looked silly and out of touch. But, after failing to press Biden on the serious questions or dealing with the life and death issues we face today, the press complained they couldn't get access to Sarah Palin. What a surprise.
Elections have often deteriorated this way. That doesn't make it any less tragic.
As we post blogs each day, please try to remember the wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt.