Brad Messer Commentary
Friday, July 11, 2003

What WMDs?

When I come to work, someone else is almost always in the parking place I like. It's a space we used to save for visitors but I think that rule wore out.

When someone's in that space, I grumble a little because of the old rule about it being for guests or visitors. People really shouldn't be parking there, I think. But, if the space is open, I zip over and get it. I very generously forgive myself for not obeying some rule that I secretly want other people to obey.

I'm like a cop that way. There are a zillion traffic laws that regular people can get a ticket for, but cops are immune: they can zoom around speeding and changing lanes without signaling, and I don't like it a bit.

I want cops to obey all the traffic laws, even if sometimes I don't necessarily want to obey all of them myself.

It is rather shameful. In certain cases I set higher standards for other people than I do for myself. It's like the black pot criticizing the kettle for being black.

That's why I can feel so un-guilty for not finding any weapons of mass destruction myself, while blaming Bush because he hasn't found any either.

Brad Messer commentary, KTSA.


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