Has any really lived until the invention of the C-SPAN video library? By the way journalists around D.C. and beyond are talking about it, it’s not likely life was as fulfilling before.
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The LAT’s Andrew Malcom writes a story on the library on the Top of the Ticket blog. The headline: C-SPAN: This program lasts 31 years, with no end in sight. Malcom has mixed observations about C-SPAN. “It’s not a he. Nor a she. It’s an it,” he writes. “C-SPAN, which is short for something like Cripes, Some Politicians Are Numb.”
Then he compliments the network: “While the rest of Washington yadas on like a bunch of chugging crazies on spring break, C-SPAN provides a priceless sense of serenity amid the nation’s political storms.”
Then he insults the C-SPAN watcher: “Imagine being able to look up and watch a specific speaker at a specific committee hearing on a specific day in 1993,” he writes. “Or imagine getting a life.”
Read the LAT’s full post here. Let’s be clear: no one ought to be able to start his or her day until they watch presidential hopeful Gary Bauer fall off a stage while flipping pancakes. And former Jim “Beam me Up” Traficant (I-Ohio) floor speeches should also be required watching.