Carol Platt Liebau

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

I've long thought that Andy Rooney had turned into little more than an offensive old buffoon, and this story seems to prove it.

Apparently, at a trial of a speakers' bureau that he claimed had stiffed him, Rooney

"balked when asked to swear to tell 'nothing but the truth, so help you God.' 'I don't know about God,' he said, taking the witness chair."

Doesn't this sound like some kind of bad Saturday Night Live parody of Rooney's increasingly annoying segment on "60 Minute"? I can almost hear it:

"So what's with this 'God' thing? Why are we swearing to Him, instead of at Him? And what's with all the names, anyway? God, Jehovah, Yahweh, Allah -- I can't keep 'em all straight." And on and on and on.

It would be quite funny if it weren't sort of pitiful.


Blogger Bachbone said...

Poor Andy. Sounds like he should go to pasture with Uncle Walter and Cousin Dan.

7:06 PM  

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