I struggled over adding to this week's swirl of media surrounding Charlie Sheen, but I have zero qualms about slinging mud at Moammar al-Gaddafi, outrageous liar, despot and murderer that he is. And while these two men are vastly different people with vastly different demons, somehow, they sounded an awful lot alike to me all week. I'm not sure why this works so well, but it does. At least, it does in my head, but maybe that's because I have no Adonis DNA?
(Photos grabbed from Charlie Sheen interviews with Piers Morgan of CNN, Andrea Canning of ABC, and NBC's Jeff Rossen)
(Entire Gaddafi interview with Jeremy Bowen of the BBC, Christiane Amanpour of ABC, and the Sunday Times of London, found here)
I personally transcribed all quotes but one (and I can't remember which one) to be sure they were exact. While I've been working on this abstraction for days, I recognize that I'm not the first to draw the parallel between these two delusional public figures this week. For a wry take on this subject, check out this site.