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Friday, April 10, 2009

My Favorite PR Stunt

American Scofflaw
The details of how exactly the four pirates managed to get the captain onto a lifeboat are still sketchy, but it seems a little bit like a scene out of a Marx brothers movie.

From the start, this whole affair has seemed like a Disney comedy than a
real story. First the pirates grab a ship carrying emergency supplies; hardly a tasty target. The the US crew regains control of the ship, and now the pirates that can't shoot straight are stuck in a lifeboat with the hostage only the lifeboat is out of gas, and US warships are there with nobody to shoot at.

Hillary is trying to play like she is taking on Tripoli all over again, and the whole affair smells of a staged PR stunt to show the rest of the world how butch the new administration is that has run aground!

Just as it seemed that this drama was coming to an end, the story has taken a very bizarre turn. It seems as though the pirates essentially tricked the ship's "all-American" crew into handing over the Alabama's captain, Capt. Richard Phillips.





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