Michael, Madonna, Manny — and MamaBear?

10 07 2009

Some substitute cable host I don’t know (Suzy Welch) just said on Morning Joe that Sarah Palin is a true original who fascinates us Americans as do originals Michael Jackson, Madonna and Manny Ramirez.

Suzy Welch wrote a book right up my power of story alley:

“She explains how thinking about the impact of our decisions in multiple time frames invariably surfaces our unconscious agendas, fears, needs and desires — and ultimately helps us identify and live according to our deepest goals and values.”

So let’s examine her analogy of Michael, Madonna, Manny and MamaBear for deeper goals and values, shall we?



And let’s mash it up with the language of Michael’s iconic Billie Jean lyrics, for any extra insight about “agendas, fears, needs and desires” that may provide. . .
Here’s a starting point: Is Sarah Palin’s popularity explained as just MamaBear being MamaBear?

Are Manny and MamaBear analogous?
“And be careful of what you do
cause the lie becomes the truth. . .”

Lovable to most, frustrating to some, Manny Ramirez was an enigmatic superstar in his years with the Red Sox. “Manny being Manny” became a popular catchphrase in these parts. We look back at some of Manny’s bizarre episodes . . .today he received a 50-game suspension for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

Lynn, can you photoshop a picture of this quartet and share? 😉

Throw in Paris and Britney too, if it makes a better original.

paris hilton fashion cover

britney spears in airport disguise

Although wait a minute — Michael, Madonna and Manny all do have original, universally recognized ACTUAL accomplishments in their field, corporate entertainment. Palin’s field is public policy governance, so the actual accomplishments supporting her membership in their midst are –? Logic Fail!
What’s wrong with this picture?

“The law was on her side
But who can stand when she’s in demand
Her schemes and plans
. . .So take my strong advice, just remember to always think twice
(do think twice)”

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