Monthly Archives: September 2010

Kathleen Boyd-Hardy* Parker

In her review of the 8/28 Event led by TV and radio host Glenn Beck, Ms. Parker made sport of the disease of addiction and its most effective treatment, Alcoholics Anonymous.

Beck’s history of alcoholism and addiction is familiar to any who follow him. He has made no secret of his past and is quick to make fun of himself. As he once said: “You can get rich making fun of me. I know. I’ve made a lot of money making fun of me.”
Self-mockery — and cash — seems to come easily to him.

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For Beck, addiction has been a defining part of his life…. His emotional, public breakdowns are replicated in AA meetings in towns and cities every day.

The full price of her Faustian bargain with the Washington Post/CNN elites is now clear.  To ascend to the TV throne in D.C. from the dregs of middle class South Carolina, Ms. Parker must stoop to a level of mockery heretofore reached only by Keith Olbermann.  It recalls the words of attorney for the Army, Joseph Welch, on June 9, 1954, to Senator McCarthy.

Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness. Let us not assassinate this lad further, senator. You have done enough. Have you no sense of decency?

Ms. Parker’s honest answer would have to be, “No.”

*Ms. Parker’s new middle name comes from the musical, “Damn Yankees,” in which Joe Boyd, a middle-aged real estate agent and fan of the Washington Senators sells his soul to the Devil to become Joe Hardy, a long-ball slugger who helps them catch the Yankees in the pennant race.