Wednesday, May 30, 2007

This Would Kill Me

Nothing makes me happier than seeing other Latinos and gays and anyone who's smart and talented and motivated move ahead in this world.

And PerezHilton makes me happy. I like the pictures on his blog and the silly drawings he "paints" on celeb's photographs. I think he's funny and I think he's cute. This, however, does not a cohost on The View make.

So while I applaud Perezzle's success I think it's time for me to toss my hat into the ring and vy for Rosie's spot on The View. He can have the blogosphere and candid celeb shots, I'll take my seat next to Barbara.

I've been writing about left-right-center politics for the past year -- I'm no Maureen Dowd or Andrew Sullivan -- but I thought to complement the writing I do all day for work (which is usually dismissed and wrong and uninformed anyway) with somewhat-daily missives about the goings-on in our world.
I never claimed to be an expert on anything. I think of myself as an observer of world events who might be smarter than the average queer. I write about issues that I'm passionate about -- issues that play to my Christian-Latino-born-in-Brooklyn-wanted-to-leave-from-the-minute-I-learned-to-walk-was-once-closeted-but-am-now-free-to-live-in-Chelsea-with-partner-of-three-years-and-work-in-PR-and-still-have-guilt-for-God-knows-what-self.

That's really what political debate is. The big ideas being dissected and mulled over in the heart and discussed with friends and family over meals and after the State of the Union Address. It's that spontaneity of political and social debate that I try to bring to this blog. It's the same spontaneity (and photogenic-ness) that I would bring to The View.

So let's have at it --- who would you rather see on the air?

3 comments:

ThatGayConservative said...

Nothing makes me happier than seeing other Latinos and gays and anyone who's smart and talented and motivated move ahead in this world.

But not without the help of liberals and big government. I still remember you saying that blacks can't get anywhere without democrats.

I've been writing about left-right-center politics for the past year

I wonder what exactly you mean by that. My first guess is that you include all three in your writings and my gut response was that I've not seen it. Then I realized that the operative word is "about".

It's the same spontaneity (and photogenic-ness) that I would bring to The View.

Not to mention the fact that you obviously don't have to have any idea what the hell you're talking about to be on that show. Just keep up a running stream of mindless banter that only you care about and they'll love you.

Oh and you totally hate Bush, yet have no idea why. You also are incapable of backing up your bumper sticker slogans so you'd be a shoe-in.

James Henry Bailey said...

I think of myself as an observer of world events who might be smarter than the average queer.

I couldn't possibly agree.

The fact is GCL, that although you seem to share the same lock-step ideology as the Chavez-loving Ms. Walters, you don't have the intellect worthy of appearing on a show even as un-intellectual as The View. Given your views, you might be allowed to get close enough to smell Walters' nasty snatch, but I doubt that you could maintain any sensible conversation, if your thoughtless blog is any indication.

You see, Rosie is not an idiot. She is not thoughtless. She is a bully and a cry baby. Hasslebeck is an idiot, stupid as stone, and weak as water. She was never an intellectual match for Rosie.

And yet, Hasslebeck would destroy you.

You might vie for a position at Sesame Street instead. Most of their audience wouldn't know that you can't write, or formulate an articulate thought. But they would probably still kick your ass.

Anonymous said...

Wow... lighten up, boys.

I think the question was this: between Gay Conservative Liberal and Perez Hilton, who'd you rather see on The View? My answer is GCL!