Dissent of the Day
Thus regular reader Buick:
Why be surprised that we care who left which group, why and where they are going? Why is Keith Obermann [sic] leaving MSNBC? Resigned? Fired? Better offer? Creative differences? Having an affair with Rachel Maddow? Inquiring minds want to know.
What happened to Harry Smith, Dave Price and Maggie Rodgriguez? Will we see any/all of them again? If so, when and where?
When you are a fan of a television show, radio show, a sports team, a SG group or almost anyone else in the public eye, you want to know. Do we have a RIGHT to know? That doesn’t matter; the fact is we want to know. And we DO have the right to ask and to try to find out.
If folk don’t want us to care when personnel leave the group, they ought not to want us to care when the personnel sing with the group. It goes with the territory and if you can’t live with it, sell used cars or open a restaurant.
Olbermann canned for having an affair with Maddow? Now that would definitely be news … particularly, I suspect, to Maddow’s partner, Susan Mikula.
More substantively, I take the reader’s point here. My intention wasn’t to suggest that interest in personnel changes is wrong or hard to figure out. Rather, my point was to explain why I’ve become often so slow to respond or simply silent about the comings and goings that generate so much chatter around here. I just can’t muster much insight. In the case of Tim Duncan, for instance, he always struck me as having the personality of an old shoe: a familiar, easy fit, but somewhat out of place among all the patent leather and shiny calf skin in the rest of the group. But he was fine … until he wasn’t, and now he’s gone and say what we chatterers will, the only personality that really matters in that group is Ernie Haase’s. So
via vaya con Dios.