Oh, Dammit.

Jessica Simpson snubs President Bush.

Does this mean I have to respect her now? I’m not sure I can do that.

And I love how an NRCC spokesman responds with “It’s never been a problem for Bono.” Maybe we should run down the differences between Bono and Simpson.

Bono is Irish and gained fame by being in an incredible band.

Simpson is American and gained fame by having incredible legs.

Bono is an intelligent, thoughtful person who cares deeply about the plight of the world.

Simpson… isn’t.

And yet she still snubbed Bush. It’s like my world is spinning out of control.

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Tonight, I’ll be heading downtown for my first full-on South by Southwest experience, trying to get into the Twilight Singers show. Pray for me, friends. Pray for me.