Cell Phones Run Amok

What I shall relate in this post concerns 2 events that probably have very little in common, at least on the surface. But, upon further examination, ahh, that is another story indeed. These events involve St Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa, arguably one of the greatest mangers in the game’s history and Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee, D, Tx.

We will begin with Mr Larussa. I was performing part of my morning ritual a day or so ago by watching ESPN to catch up on important stuff. Sports Center replays part of a post game news conference of Larussa’s. I guess this was at the beginning of  the session when his cell phone rings. He stops to answer and begins to carry on a  somewhat involved conversation of a moment or two, all while reporters and cameras are impatiently( I guess ) waiting. He calmly finishes the call, no rush at all. He then explains that it was a visiting relative from Tampa that he seldom sees and he was gonna take the call-period. The ESPN anchors were, astonishingly, almost speechless after showing the clip.

Event #2 was  a bit more serious. It took place at a town hall meeting hosted by Ms Jackson-Lee. In the midst of a person’s question, the Congresswoman’s cell phone rings. She takes the call, walks away from the mike and calmly finishes the call. Again, their is a perplexed questioner, an audience and cameras This time no explanation is given.

But , one brave soul, CNN’S  Rick Sanchez, tried in vain, in fact, tried repeatedly to have her explain her behavior, She ducked and dodged the question, somewhat adroitly for  a time. Finally, she said the video must have been doctored even though she also said she knew nothing about the video. Huh and double huh? Great article on Matthew Bolan’s NewsBusters Blog, complete with a You Tube video link. She basically seems to answer his question about her rudeness  to the questioner by being rude to him.

Well, I think I may have an answer for these some what bizarre actions. Their cell phones were out of control. They somehow went on autopilot and refused to be silenced. Or, they must and shall be answered. An example of how one day, cell phones will rule the world!

Wouldn’t you just love to know, in both instances, who was on the other line.


August 13, 2009 - Posted by | Media, Politics, Technology | , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Maybe she’s having an affair, many seem to these days! Oh maybe Edwards was on the other end. 🙂

    By the way since I’m already here, I read that Obama is giving Brazil $10 billion of U.S. taxpayers money to help drilling its offshore rich oil fields. This also could have been a deal made over Obama’s blackberry!

    Comment by goodtimepolitics | August 14, 2009 | Reply

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