Lately when I call people, they seem way too anxious to get off the phone. Is
it something about the holidays? 'Tis the season for snubbing? I can't worry about
that now; I have to save our consumer society. I have to shop, and I must spend
more than I usually spend on Christmas to prove that I love my country.
And, by the way, despite Time.com's claim that Osama bin Laden leads the viewer's
, it seems unlikely since Bush was firmly in the lead just a couple of
days ago. He is being bolstered up as a likely winner by the marketing department
that would love nothing better than to break sales records for the Person of the
Year issue by challenging the sentiments of an overly patriotic audience. So,
put your pitch forks away, he has no chance of winning.