During the past week, we found out about two high-profile affairs (Rick Pitino and Bernie Madoff), learned the fate of two embattled NFL athletes (Michael Vick and Donte Stallworth), and watched as Miley Cyrus danced on a stripper pole. Yes, the second week of August had sex, sports, and scandal…
Of course, healthcare reform has been a pretty juicy topic. Much of the past week was a soap opera of sorts, with quite a bit of melodramatic yelling, crying, and confusion. Did Barack put out a hit on Sarah Palin’s son? Did Chuck Grassley just stab Barack in the back? Are Sarah and Chuck getting it on in the Aetna executive boardroom?
Like every good soap opera, we have an array of villains and the constant threat of violence (thanks Second Amendment!). But unlike currently televised soap operas where it’s easy to spot the villain (it’s the man with the bulging neck), the healthcare reform soap leaves it up to you. Are you convinced that wily Sarah is making up incendiary lies to discredit Barack? Or do you think Barack wants to euthanize the elderly? It’s a tough call.
Either way, I’m excited to see how this ends. Will Sarah’s premonition come true in Guiding (Grandma’s) Light? Will we see Chuck and Barack make up in One Life to Give? Will our universal healthcare plan see defeat in As the World Turns Socialist?
I know one thing: this is way more exciting than General Hospital.