Saturday, February 09, 2008

Let's All Just Shut Up

So here's the exchange:

DAVID SHUSTER: Bill, there's just something a little bit unseemly to me that Chelsea's out there calling up celebrities, saying support my mom, and she's apparently also calling these super delegates.

BILL PRESS: Hey, she's working for her mom. What's unseemly about that? During the last campaign, the Bush twins were out working for their dad. I think it's great, I think she's grown up in a political family, she's got politics in her blood, she loves her mom, she thinks she'd make a great president --

SHUSTER: But doesn't it seem like Chelsea's sort of being pimped out in some weird sort of way?

Okay, aside from the questionable logic of Shuster's inquiry (meaning, I see absolutely nothing wrong with Chelsea calling whomever she pleases in support of her mother)--his choice of words got him suspended and forced to join the 2008 mea culpa tour.

Give me a break.

And check your urban dictionary.


"As an adjective: If somethin' is pimpin', it's pretty darn cool. It's probably something "normal" that's tricked out ghettolicious and gawdy.
Basically, you look very ghettofab and blingbling.

However, as a verb
1.) to pimp something out is to *make* it look very ghettofab and all that nifty stuff in the above paragraph.
2.) to pimp is to advertise (generally, in an enthusiastic sense) or to call attention in order to bring acclaim to something; to promote.
Somebody buys some hideous plaid pants and then adds about five pounds of metal chains ... well, that's pimpin'.

A friend creates a collage of ... Angelina Jolie's various tattoos ... you pimp the collage to others, so that they'll see her work."

In this Myspace world, we "pimp" our myspace pages at sites like

We watch a TV show called "Pimp My Ride"--and, guess what? It ain't about men selling women's bodies.

So, let's all relax, huh? Let's not ruin another career over two words that didn't mean what y'all are thinking...and get back to the more important stuff like...I dunno...what's Britney up to today?


John said...
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John said...

Just proves there is a difference between tough cutting edge politics and weak cutting edge politics. If he had skipped the apology and said, "Look it up in the dictionary, morons," he still might have his job. Perception is 9 points of politically correct law. When he apologized, his weakness showed, and his preceptors licked their chops and went in for the kill.