It’s a good thing Mick Foley, a pro wrestler and an engaging personality who knows how to write, doesn’t do steroids. If he did, he’d surely have torn numerous mental muscles loose from their tendons while composing his blog post today, “More thoughts on Linda McMahon,” http://mickfoley.typepad.com/mickfoley/2010/10/at-first-glance-the-motive-for-this-particular-op-ed-might-seem-terribly-predictable-a-wwe-wrestler-explaining-his-support.html.
Foley begins the essay by reiterating his “terribly predictable” support for McMahon for the U.S. Senate seat in Connecticut.
But Foley ends things on a more ambiguous note:
[T]here are some important issues on which Linda McMahon and I disagree. But if I were a Connecticut citizen, and I were faced with that choice, I would hope that I would be able to make it based on those important issues and with an honest desire to do what was best for the state, the country and the world – not on the condescending notion that involvement in a certain form of entertainment makes one unfit or undesirable for public office.
OK, we get it, Mick — people shouldn’t be condescending toward pro wrestling.
And I’m certainly not: I think McMahon should be held accountable for what happens in her industry, as I would expect from the CEO of the leading company in any industry. In her case, the record includes preventable occupational death, which she has done little to prevent; she seems still not to understand it or to accept responsibility for it.
So come again, what are those “important issues” that tip the scales in favor of Linda? Foley doesn’t say.