The Las Vegas Sun had reviewer Jerry Fink in attendance at the Linda Ronstadt concert on Sunday. He reports that “[h]er performance was uninspired and generally flat. She lacked stage presence, doing little more than sleepwalk from song to song. The fiasco at the end was the most exciting part of the show.”
Fink shortchanges the excitement of hearing her struggle with “Blue Bayou.” If you’re familiar with her blunt vocal style, the screaming resolution of her difficulties with the song will strike a familiar note: “The only song she had trouble with was ‘Blue Bayou.’ She stumbled over the lyrics, seemed to gasp for breath at one point and ended the song in Spanish, screaming the words rather than singing them.” The Sun’s story is “Aladdin expels Ronstadt after political remarks.”
The invaluable Michelle Malkin reports on her viewing of the Jacobsens on Scarborough Country last night: “I believe the Jacobsens.” Michelle reports:
I believe they observed what Annie called “not normal behavior” by an unusually large group of Arab foreign nationals. I believe they witnessed a dry run for a terrorist attack. I don’t believe they were “paranoid.” I believe they were acting as responsible parents and responsible citizens who take their post-9/11 obligation to remain vigilant at all times dead seriously.
Reader Jerry Cosgrove listened to an interview of the execrable Joseph Wilson on New York radio last night. He writes:
Joe Wilson gave a 20-plus minutes interview on the John Batchelor show and Batchelor and John Loftus did their best to portray him as a persecuted public servant. It was pointed out that his wife did not recommend him but his name popped out of a computer as someone who would be appropriate for the job and his wife was asked about it and she said he would be good for the assignment. She was not recommending but responding to requests about his suitability.
A lot more came out but all they talked about what pre mission, a little of what he did there and nothing that went on later except he was interviewed immediately upon arrival home by the CIA. He was told that a document existed about a transaction and he assumed wrongly that it was the forged document. Apparently there was a real document but Wilson never saw it and assumed that when the forgery was exposed that was what they were discussing when he was first invited in.