Watching President Bush's interview with Tim Russert last week was like watching the worst of American Idol. I am one of those people that physically can't watch other people embarrass themselves publicly. For example, going to a karaoke bar is shear torture for me. I imagine the President is equally bad at karaoke. The interview would have been mostly pretty good if I had just listened to it with the picture turned off. But seeing our president squirm, and frown, and struggle to answer questions was so distracting that the substance of his message was lost on me. So I watched it again and again I had to reach for the Pepto Bismol bottle. Tuesday night I was watching MSNBC's coverage of the Wisconsin primary and saw John Edwards' almost-victory speech. Yes, he is a Liberal (with a capital "L"), he is a lawyer, and he is a pretty boy. By all accounts I should hate this guy with the intensity of a thousand suns. But...I kind of like him. He is an excellent communicator. He is very handsome and has an honest "I would never lie to you because it might make me frown" face. And most troubling to my party - he actually has something to say. And more than that - he means it. Hey Karl Rove...better circle the wagons. Am I becoming one of those people that judges a person by their looks rather than their ideas? Perhaps. Let's face it, the world of ideas and the people that espouse them is a dangerous place. George W. Bush is a man of conviction and yet he has seemingly gone mad when it comes to conservative fiscal policy. John Kerry voted to authorize the President to go to war with Iraq, yet now he is a poster-child for the Kucinich peacenic camp. So for now...I'm going to cheer for John Edwards, at least until his face is horribly disfigured by the realization that he will have to abandon all of his principles in order to grab this particular brass ring.