COLUMN

Every week Damhnait's column is printed in St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador's 'The Telegram'. This page will be updated as often as possible to include those columns. If you have any comments about anything you see here, feel free to drop Damhnait a line on her MySpace.

FEBRUARY 4, 2008

I am not sure what's uglier, a three hundred pound defenseman pile driving the weight of his body into the crook of your neck or the presidential campaign that is currently touring the states with the ringside antics of a WWF match. The two biggest sporting events of the year are holding television watchers captive all over the world, It's like watching Goliath pummel David and then David selling a stolen Goliath sex tape to get even.

There is not a high road in sight and it's getting dirtier by the day and shows no sign of slowing down.

I'm someone who gets a little queasy with violence and blood so fifty percent of the little time I spend watching football I'll have my ears plugged and my eyes shut, however after watching the presidential debates last week and not fainting I had no problem watching the Superbowl last night. I guess the head butting and snapping limbs had nothing on the Clinton and Obama brawl. Thing is one of them is going to lose and one of them is going to win and unless the loser moves to the Bahamas, the next term is going to be a tad uncomfortable in Washington. It reminds me more than a little of the hit MTV cult show " The Hills" where cameras follow around a group of twenty somethings and chronicle (and fuel) their feuds and so called slights. I'm just not sure if Hilary is Lauren and Barack is Heidi or the other way around. I guess it makes the most sense if Hilary is Heidi so that way Bill could be Spencer (although Bill is infinitely more likeable then Spencer, but they both have nice teeth). Can you imagine the camera catching the trash talk Hill and Bill must do about Bar and Mich at home before they do their Starbucks run in the morning, and the nasty under the breath comments about plastic surgery, not accusing them of getting it but accusing them of not. It would be the most watched show on television and that way people could vote on things that really matter to them like what kind of cereal they eat and if they wash their hands frequently.

Seriously though it's like two gladiators fighting each other at Rome's Coliseum if they know what's good for them they'd band together because when they least expect it a lion is going to rise from the ground and they will find out too late that it is the real enemy.

2008:
+ February 11, 2008
+ February 4, 2008
+ January 28, 2008
+ January 21, 2008
+ January 14, 2008
+ January 8, 2008

2007:
+ December 31, 2007
+ December 17, 2007
+ December 10, 2007
+ November 26, 2007
+ November 5, 2007


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