Irredeemable Goss: Evening Edition
- Dexter Divorce: Michael C Hall the very talented (and some say “hot” but I say “ginge!”) actor who plays TV’s Dexter has split from his wife, Jennifer Carpenter. This is great news. Carpenter plays Dexter’s foul-mouthed and incredibly annoying sister on the show, a casting decision that was a complete mystery to me for several years until I found out who she slept with. Presumably they will do us all a favour and kill her character off, hardly a stretch in a show with that sort of body count. Let’s hope Hall marries better (acting) talent next time.
- Speak for yourself. The first paragraph of liberal Slate columnist Will Saletan’s piece on the Columbia Uni incest case is just wrong. He claims that “educated liberals” think that incest is “for hicks [and] hayseeds” and is somehow not worthy of prosecution as long as it’s consensual, and that is simply not what “educated liberals” think about incest at all. It’s what Will Saletan thinks about incest. Stephen Fry. a paragon of educated liberalism if ever there was one, said it best of all: “One should try everything at least once in this life, except incest and line dancing.”
- Tea Party Targets: The most endangered political species on the planet these days would have to be moderate Republican Senators whose current term expires in 2012. The Tea Party crowd are already in line, baseball bats at hand. According to Ed Kilgore at TNR, Oympia Snowe (R-Maine), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), John Ensign (R-NV), Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX), Richard Lugar (R-IN) are all in the cross-hairs. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Snowe jump parties between now and then. (Ensign is a special case because his problems stem more from extra-marital shagging of staff and blackmail related to said shagging than any perceived ideological impurity).