Idol: a form or appearance visible but without substance

From a Boston Globe editorial by Geri Denterlein the president of a public affairs firm and recent volunteer in New Orleans…

When you hear a man who has lost everything tell you that his
government is indifferent and his fellow Americans do not care, you
have learned a lesson in what happens when leadership fails.

a city that symbolized freedom and happiness — a land of dreams — New
Orleans is now a painful reminder of what happens when governments lose
their will and institutions crumble, when the bonds that hold together
a successful society are allowed to fray and then to snap.

Driving her point home: George and Laura last night on American Idol which had raised money for among others the children of New Orleans…

POTUS:We thank all the “American Idol” viewers who have
shown the good heart of America. We thank all the celebrities who
participated, including Bono, and all the contestants who sang their
hearts out for these children. Say, Laura, you think I ought to sing

FL:I don’t know, darling — they’ve already seen you dance.

(h/t Ashley and Latin Teacher for Globe editorial)

2 thoughts on “Idol: a form or appearance visible but without substance

  1. I’m an atheist solely because these fuckers haven’t been hit by lightning. Just when you think he can’t get any scummier…

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