It's that German word meaning "delight in the misfortune of others" and I thought that today, of all days, I'd be feeling it in spades as disgraced evangelical Christian leader Ted Haggard did the talk show circuit, appearing on "Nightline," "Oprah" and "Larry King Live" in an attempt to explain away his sexual hypocrisy and recast himself as "a heterosexual with issues." What I didn't expect was an apology:
Fortunately, when Haggart's long-suffering wife starts up with that crap, she gets a smackdown from Oprah:
Mockery's hard to come by this morning. I can't even go near the awful weirdness of the guy who died on the toilet in his gas mask or the horror of the XBox teen rapist. There's just not enough "ewww" in the world.
Good thing there's the ever-reliable Stephen Harper, with his budget schemes blowing up in his face this week. If I can't make fun of sexually confused unemployed pastors or squicky sex crimes, I'll just have to settle for the Prime Minister of Canada! Now I feel as warm and cozy as one of his sweaters -- thanks, Steve!