Alas. What are we here at Capitol Hill Blue to do to persuade you to read our columns? We know it’s the provocative column titles about politicians and our intriguing lead paragraphs that prompt you to take a least a quick look at what we write.

The non-story about an Obama connection with Blago fizzled out like an Alka-Seltzer in warm water and the Rick Warren story seems about to go flat. We have the picture of a buff topless Barack. It’s only controversial because we wonder why a Secret Service rifleman didn’t put a red laser circle on the photographer’s forehead.

Joe Biden took some ho-hum so what else is new jabs at Vice President Cheney. That’s like shooting quail in Harry Whittington’s pocket.

The biggest news about John McCain comes out in the Los Angeles Times, it seems that he had a “secret” friendship with Hillary Clinton.

The best they could do was a photo of them making goo-goo eyes at each other.


All we can come up with about Sarah Palin is that there’s a $15.95 2009 calendar. To some it’s doubtlessly a disappointing G rated, with 50 photos of her and her family. Perhaps her with a shotgun warrants a PG in some of the lower 48.

Considering the gift that kept giving that was Sarah Palin, even Santa gives that one a Ho Ho Hum.

We do have George W. Bush and Dick Cheney making utter fools of themselves trying desperately to rewrite their own history by studying it under a kaleidoscope. If you’re like me when I watch them trying to tell us what historical giants they are I visualize them wearing Groucho glasses.

Bush and Cheney are like toddlers with their first coloring books scrawling all over the pages and hoping for their parents to praise them for what a good job they’ve done?

(That’s such an obvious example I expect someone used it first.)

The writer in me hopes that some high profile politician royally screws up. But citizen Hal hopes for a boring year when our leaders make wise decisions.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night, and come January 20th, the happiest new year we could possibly hope for.

Mac and Duffy Brown

Hal Brown is a clinical social worker and former mental health center director who is mostly retired from his private psychotherapy practice. He writes on the psychopathology of public figures and other topics that pique his interest. He can be found online at . He also publishes a website about his hometown of Middleboro, Massachusetts (aka Middleborough) called Middleboro Matters. Archive: of previous columns.

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