Monday, September 14, 2009

Kathy Griffin Hearts Richard Clarke

I just saw Kathy Griffin flirting up a storm on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher. WTF?! Good sport he, wagging a bulbous tongue in Kathy's direction. It was a genius moment, but also incredibly strange. The great thing is that you don't get more stereotypically national security "Daddy Bear" than Richard Clarke. Silver hair: check; sober demeanor: check; gloomy Spenglerian "Decline of the West air: check!

Contrast that gloomy demeanor with Kathy Griffin. And yet Clarke was willing to get goofy on Maher at the comedienne's light prompting. It was a great TV moment -- the global terrorism security expert and the self-proclaimed D-List phraser of "suck it!"

Griffin, we cannot fail to note, seems to go in for the intellectual type. Remember Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak?

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