While some of us struggle to regain a sense of calm and normalcy in what sometimes seems to be a world gone over the edge, the damnedest things keep happening.
Witness some of this morning’s headlines:
First: Former McClatchy chief Gary Pruitt is named CEO of Associated Press. As such, he’s assigned to oversee the last of the really important worldwide news operations during a frightening period upon which may rest nothing more than the fundamentals of the First Amendment. This after his own company did so much to appall so many of my newspaper friends all over the world. Understand, please now, these are people who continue to work their tails off carrying our water in one of the most unappreciated work environments today. Whether you support your local rag or not, don’t forget these folks are supporting our Constitution every single day. (Touche to newspaper people everywhere!)
Second: Mitt Romney rejoices upon receiving the endorsement of a Bush? Calling Paul Newman: Who are these guys?