It's that time of year again. Yes, the time where words like "pitching" and "hitting" get replaced with phrases like "they've got that magic" and "fairy dust". Last night at as I was watching the Royals cash in on that "magic" and finish off their sweep of the Angels I saw a sign in the stands that read "We have always believed. Now everyone else does." Cute sign. Realistic? No. After all, it was just a month ago that Royals Manager Ned Yost ripped into the Royals fans for not showing up to games. In fact, the Royals ranked 25th in the league in attendance this year. So no, you haven't always believed, Royals fans, and I don't believe now either. Magic and fairies can be fun. This is baseball.
For those who have followed my blog or my show, it is no secret that I have adopted a Rush Limbaugh phrase and slightly modified it to fit my purposes. He may be on the cutting edge, but I am the crystal ball of societal evolution. Yet often with this administration, it is not just my predictions that come true. More often than that, it is my bizarre jokes that are intended to highlight the ridiculous actions of this amateur crew, and take them to a ridiculous level that even these guys would know better than. Right? Thus, when I mocked this administration being chosen for a transparency award with this bogus news article, I was simply making a joke of how secretive they really are. It was not intended to be a prediction when I said the following on March 17th.
The interview was conducted by a reporter who was led blindfolded down a hall to a secret closet beside an undisclosed room where the un-named staffer was typing his answers to pre-screened questions into a voice synthesizer program that would then relay the answers into a speaker in the closet with the reporter.
Thus, you can imagine my surprise when this story surfaced today.
An aide to Vice President Joe Biden has apologised to a reporter who was locked in a closet for hours after he was invited to cover a Florida political fundraiser because they did not want him talking with the guests.
Spokeswoman Elizabeth Alexander said the decision to hold local reporter Scott Powers there was a 'mistake'.
And she claimed an inexperienced staffer had put Powers in the closet instead of a 'hotel room' as was their normal practice.
Apparently, Vice President Biden had read my article and wanted to boost my credentials yet again. I would, however, like to correct Ms. Alexander here however. You can blame the occasional infraction on an inexperienced staffer, but when the blunders are as frequent as they are with this administration, at some point we have to wonder if it is the inexperienced people at the top.
Either way, I have to call this one another "no harm, no foul" event. The reporter is fine, took it in stride, and the Veep lives to gaffe another day. Have we rescheduled that transparency award ceremony yet?