Newburyport, Tawdry Exploitation

Readers of the Newburyport Political Blog have asked me why I have introduced Georgiana Tadpole and that picture of a love-struck George Cushing.

The question to this editor of the Newburyport Political Blog, “Is their love life really anybody’s business?”

Well, to be frank, sex sells.

Don’t worry, the editor, namely moi, will keep it clean. No “sleazy” photographs of George and Georgiana, a la Paris Hilton (I mean, how many “hits” do her sites get? A lot. It’s tempting. But, no, I won’t go there.) And, hey, they’re frogs, so they are already naked. Right? So not to worry on that one.

“Romance” sells. What can I say, crass commercialism can seep into anything at anytime. Tough luck folks. This is America.

And “gossip” sells. Good grief. Got to give folks something to “gossip” about. Can’t gossip about the “environment.” What fun is there in that?

People can gossip away about George and Georgiana’s “relationship.” I don’t care. And if the “cute couple” doesn’t like it they can leave the Newburyport Political Blog. THEY are the ones who got “love-struck” for goodness sakes. And they expect me NOT to exploit that? Please.

Plus having this tawdry thing going on with FROGS, no less, makes me, the editor of the Newburyport Political Blog, seem rare and important. So there.

So for the readers of the Newburyport Political Blog who are offended by my tawdry exploitations of the frogs that are hormonally hopping around here, well tough luck. Either stop reading the Newburyport Political Blog or just skip those posts, for goodness sakes.

(And if you have no idea what in the world I could possibly be talking about, please read “About George.” The link is on the “Home” page at the side of the Newburyport Political Blog.)

Mary Eaton