Like the writers at Political Animal, I have regarded the sordid celebrity nonsense surrounding Tiger Woods with complete indifference. He’s rich, he has behaved stupidly, that’s the end of the story, despite all those lurid magazine covers in front of my face at the supermarket checkout line.
But this is something else. Brit Hume, who has always been mindless conservative drone, has crossed a line. Look what he said on Fox News:
The extent to which he can recover seems to me depends on his faith. He is said to be a Buddhist. I don’t think that faith offers the kind of forgiveness and redemption that is offered by the Christian faith. So, my message to Tiger is, ‘Tiger, turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world.’
Nothing surprising there: Fox News pundits clearly would like to see all of America converted to some form of right-wing Christianity.
I am surprised by one thing, though. Who knew all those other celebrities behaving badly on magazine covers and celebrity news were all non-Christian?