Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Why all this excitement over a "Royal" Baby?
Balding Billy and Bonnie Kate left a London hospital Tuesday with their new Bundle of Joy, a kid who doesn't yet have a name but does have a title, HRH the Prince of Cambridge. If family luck holds, the kid may someday inherit the throne of Great Britain. All he has to do is live long enough. His "job," like his father's and grandfather's, principally involves waiting for other people to die -- and his list includes Dad and Gramps. Am I the only one creeped out by this?
Look, I suppose I'm happy for the young parents, and I can't get upset at the little brat -- it's not his fault he was born. But I just can't muster any enthusiasm for the wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling news coverage this blessed event has been given in America.
I mean, if the Brits think that having a Royal family is good for tourism or morale or something, that's their business, and more power to them all. But... seriously... didn't we have a revolution in this country a couple hundred years ago? I thought we'd rejected monarchy in this country -- but the attention lavished on this young couple, living off the British government, makes me wonder.
How about you?