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What Exactly Are Their Qualifications?

 

horse headThis week I’ve had several “is that a joke?” moments.  I realized that each of them boiled down to the same question.  See, I’ve been in positions where I’ve had to hire people.  I’ve supervised, I’ve managed.  I’ve even had to fire people.  So I know the process, the ins and outs.  My question this week:  who on earth thought this would be a good hire?!

I caught the opening of the Miss America pageant on TLC.  The “Wha?” moment for me – the introduction of the judges.  Rush Limbaugh was introduced as the judge representing   “the field of communications”.  How does he qualifiy as an expert in the field of communications, an expert qualified to judge the communications of others?  Because he’s been on radio and television?  Big whoop.  His disapproval rating is almost double his approval rating.  His inaccuracies are numerous and legendary.  His resume includes accusing Michael J. Fox of exaggerating his Parkinson’s symptoms.  He spews verbal diarrhea and that makes him equipped to evaluate the competency of others.   Who the hell hired him?

Ellen DeGeneres is the new face of CoverGirl.  Look, I’m a cynic and skeptic by nature.  I see a mascara commercial and know those lashes are synthetic.  I see flawless skin and know it has more to do with an airbrush than a foundation.  But really.  While I know I will never look like Drew Barrymore, Halle Berry or Evangeline Lily, I also know I will never want to look like Ellen.  Is she repulsive?  No.  But she is in no way, shape or form, what I aspire to look like.  C’mon, be honest!  Who, for the love of cheese, would ever say “Boy, I wish I had Ellen DeGeneres’ fabulous, creamy, youthful skin.”?

And finally, Sarah Palin is joining FOX as a political commentator.  Sigh.  Somehow, being a governor who bungles, bumbles and stutters her way as the VP candidate on the presidential ticket,  pretty much costing her party the election, and then crowning it all with her resignation from the governor’s office, makes her the perfect person to comment on other politicians.  Well, actually, maybe it does.  She is also going to host something called “Real American Stories” about Americans who have overcome adversity.  You know, those Americans who are forced to do their hunting on foot, in the woods, without a helicopter.

I think I may just apply for a neurologist position.  I do, after all, work in marketing.

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  • I was soooo hoping that Perez Hilton would be one of the judges along Rush. Now THAT would have been must-see TV. As for Sarah, she’ll fit in at Faux News perfectly. And Ellen… She does have pretty blue eyes. You’ve got to give her that.

    Let’s face it. The whole damn world has fallen down the rabbit hole.
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  • I was soooo hoping that Perez Hilton would be one of the judges along Rush. Now THAT would have been must-see TV. As for Sarah, she’ll fit in at Faux News perfectly. And Ellen… She does have pretty blue eyes. You’ve got to give her that.

    Let’s face it. The whole damn world has fallen down the rabbit hole.
    .-= injaynesworld´s last blog ..injaynesworld we are "Baffled By Sex Tapes…" =-.

  • Heh heh, sadly, the Miss America pageant does not yet require a judge representing the field of trash talk and gossip. It would have been a completely different show! I’m sure Sarah will fit right in. She and FOX have a lot in common. I actually like Ellen, and I agree about her eyes. She is just the last person I think of when I think beauty products!

  • Heh heh, sadly, the Miss America pageant does not yet require a judge representing the field of trash talk and gossip. It would have been a completely different show! I’m sure Sarah will fit right in. She and FOX have a lot in common. I actually like Ellen, and I agree about her eyes. She is just the last person I think of when I think beauty products!

  • Jen

    Ellen as the new face of Cover Girl is actually refreshing. She is an attractive woman (probably more to other women) who looks like a regular woman. She isn’t all skinny and filled with silicone so I think that is a much better choice than someone like Halle Barry who is so beautiful that no amount of make up will ever transform us regular gals into.
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Who Did That? =-.

  • Jen

    Ellen as the new face of Cover Girl is actually refreshing. She is an attractive woman (probably more to other women) who looks like a regular woman. She isn’t all skinny and filled with silicone so I think that is a much better choice than someone like Halle Barry who is so beautiful that no amount of make up will ever transform us regular gals into.
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Who Did That? =-.

  • Lol! Nice commentary! Sad to say, it’s all true.

  • I agree with the sentiment Jen, which is why I absolutely LOVE the Dove “Real Women” campaign. While Ellen is definitely less “glam” than Halle, I would still rather see someone who can’t afford their own personal trainer, chef and make-up artist.

  • Thanks Chinaren! Glad you enjoyed it!

  • I enjoyed reading this article. I agree with your points but I must say that I love Ellen so I’m happy she’s the Cover Girl Woman. All the other models and actresses represent less of the population of woman who would use the make-up anyways.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  • Thanks Maria! Like I said, I’m a fan but I just don’t see her as inspiration when I make my cosmetic purchase decisions!

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