It’s such a hyper-real time that we’re in right now, and there’s such an anxiousness to put people in one camp or the other that it’s really impossible to talk objectively about an issue without being defined in large capital letters. I get why it happens. I just didn’t see it until it was right in front of me.
When Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe was invited to a Romney campaign event, reporters mistook his appearance as an endorsement. It wasn’t like that, he tells us. “It was awkward,” Rowe says. “I truly was anticipating a roundtable.”