default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
Logout|My Dashboard

Politicians and the Academy Awards

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013 12:00 am

Great program on Sunday night's Academy Awards; good entertainment, lovely ladies, occasional humor and generally a festive atmosphere.

The final touch was when they had the president's wife announce the contenders for best picture. That segment went over so well with the audience that it occurred to me that they overlooked the obvious.

Why did they settle for just the first lady, when there were other quite qualified presenters for various awards? An example might be Chief Justice Roberts introducing the best actor finals, or Hillary Clinton to cajole the best actress in the losers category with "it just doesn't matter." Nancy Pelosi, Diane Feinstein and Harry Reid might have also been considered. There seems to be no lack of other politicians who would jump at the free exposure.

The opportunity was there for additional political mileage — and missed. But then, there is next year.

Richard Viall


Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don’t pretend you’re someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don’t threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don’t insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the ‘Report’ link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.
  • 9 Don’t be a troll.
  • 10 Don’t reveal personal information about other commenters. You may reveal your own personal information, but we advise you not to do so.
  • 11 We reserve the right, at our discretion, to monitor, delete or choose not to post any comment. This may include removing or monitoring posts that we believe violate the spirit or letter of these rules, or that we otherwise determine at our discretion needs to be monitored, not posted, or deleted.

Welcome to the discussion.


  • Doug Chaney posted at 7:33 am on Mon, Mar 4, 2013.

    advocate Posts: 502

    And isn't Bush junior responsible for the hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians whoselives were taken, not to mention 10,000 or so of our own young, brave troops, for his war in the wrong country?

  • Mike Adams posted at 8:19 am on Sun, Mar 3, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1574

    The anger that resides in some is just so part of their personality, that it can't be contained. Also a point of reference, the Americans in the Canadian Ambassador's home were not hostages. They were not detained in any manner. They were free to walk out of the residence anytime they wanted, but for good reason, they didn't. It would be nice if one of these guys would get their facts straight before they fire off a LTE.

  • Thomas Heuer posted at 6:24 pm on Fri, Mar 1, 2013.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1675

    Yes the rescue by Carter. And terrorist killed the Americans in Bengazi as they have in several embasy attacks around the world under our various presidents.. Did you blame Reagan when it happed during his term. It is an unfortunate circumstace in the world we live in. Now it is just sic to try to directly blame the president.

  • Robert Chapman posted at 2:30 pm on Fri, Mar 1, 2013.

    Bob Chapman Posts: 997

    How ironic. The wife of the president presents an award for a film that depicts the successful rescue of American hostages and, in my opinion, her husband is responsible for the murder of Americans in Benghazi.

  • Eric Barrow posted at 7:39 am on Thu, Feb 28, 2013.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1604

    I hope those sour grapes in Woodbridge don't make it into those fine wines coming out of there.


Recent Comments

Posted 8 hours ago by Ed Walters.

article: Raley’s celebrates re-opening of Sargen…

If you plan on speeding on Sargent Rd., beware of the roundabout as it will slow you down fast. [wink]


Posted 9 hours ago by Ed Walters.

article: Letter: The drought is punishment

Myers, man is always asking or praying for something, now you believe the West Coast is caught in a drought due to people disobeying God…


Posted 9 hours ago by Jien Kaur.

article: Letter: How is free community college g…

A friend of mine and I are both placing our bets on the 'Fox and Friends' as the show the Mr Wilson is dedicated to since it has the 3 peop…


Posted 9 hours ago by Ed Walters.

article: Letter: How is free community college g…

Chang, Insults, honest; [sleeping] [huh] [sneaky] [scared] Same O, Same O


Posted 11 hours ago by Steve Schmidt.

article: Letter: The drought is punishment

Ross Farrow is dead? I guess I missed that. Lodi is poorer without him. :(



Popular Stories



Your News

News for the community, by the community.

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists