Yesterday I wrote a rather cranky post about Rod Marinelli having a job in this terrible economy even though he failed miserably at his previous position, head coach of the Detroit Lions.
I don’t have anything personally against Marinelli, though I don’t really like those super-intense, yell-and-scream kind of coaches. I do get annoyed with football announcers, too, who can never, ever seem to admit that, yes, some NFL coaches just aren’t that good. I remember in the waning days of Dick Jauron’s time coaching the Bears; announcers would go out of their way to say what a talented and intelligent coach Jauron was, even when all the evidence suggested that he shouldn’t have been a head coach.
Today, I read a column about former VP candidate Sarah Palin. You might have heard that she’s decided to step down as Alaskan governor. She also has a book deal in the works. There are rumors that she’s going to be a TV commentator somewhere, probably on FOX News. In other words, the wealthy Palin is going to get even wealthier, for quitting on the people who elected her.
This is extremely frustrating, too. Palin seems to be a bit of dimwit. She was woefully unprepared to be a VP candidate. She’s ditching her current job. Yet, in these tough economic times, she’s going to be one of the big winners.
Is there no justice in this world? Hard-working people are laid off and fired every day. Yet failures such as Marinelli and Palin land happily on their feet. That’s why I’m such a crank these days.