Maureen O’Keefe Aptowicz: Mother

Some of the best political commentary online, from an admitted conservative no less, is coming from one Maureen O’Keefe Aptowicz’s zeitgeist column at Funny, honest and intelligent, she skewers Kerry with the best of them but generally offers equal-time in her critiques, able to admit that her guy isn’t exactly the brightest bulb in the house.

Anyway, while I don’t think Bush won over any of the ‘undecideds’ (who are these dolts? Should they even be allowed to vote?), he didn’t screw up royally and cost himself support. I suspect Kerry will pick up 3% in the polls, since the media consensus seems to be that Kerry ‘won.’ I can’t wait for next week’s VP contest!

P.S. to Kerry… you misled the American public with what you claimed was the Pottery Barn slogan. You said it was “If you break it, you fix it.” Huh?

As any mother who ever navigated a glassware display with a rambunctious toddler knows, the slogan is “If you break it, you bought it.” Just settin’ the record straight…

“Wait a second,” slam-scene-aware readers are asking themselves. “O’Keefe Aptowicz? As in Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz?”

Yes, indeed! “The visionary, the writer” from Cristin’s wonderful Mother poem. While she may suffer from bad judgement, politically-speaking, she’s an entertaining writer with a refreshingly honest take on the presidential campaign.

2 thoughts on “Maureen O’Keefe Aptowicz: Mother

  1. Your correction of the Pottery Barn slogan is somewhat unfortunate when you think about how it could be interpreted.

  2. Oh, I think that potential “interpretation” is purposeful, not to mention the truth. We effectively “bought” Iraq with this idiotic war…but not in the great shiny new car kind of way. More like that “money pit in the bad neighborhood that we’ll only ever be able to sell for a loss” kind of way.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.