I was talking to a liberal a few days ago when she suggested -- I kid you not -- that Dennis Rodman was a spy for the CIA, and that was why he was going to North Korea.
The idea that Rodman might be a spy for the CIA draws on a few liberal memes.
One is that intelligence is irrelevant to one's role in society. (Madonna, who had an affair with Rodman, later made fun of him to her friends for his "85 IQ." How she came by that number is questionable, but he's never done much to disprove her.)
Another is that personal responsibility and clean living are stultifying, outdated concepts. (Rodman is an alcoholic who has been arrested for driving under the influence twice, driving without a license once, and domestic violence twice.)
Another is that one form of personal expression is as good as another. (See above picture.)
I will admit, however, that if Dennis Rodman is a spy for the CIA, and is going to Pyongyang to gauge the North Korean economy, the mood of the populace, and track their troop movements, it is an absolute stroke of genius. He has the best cover story ever. And he has spent his entire adult life perfecting it.
I don't buy it though.
I told the liberal woman I'd sooner believe the Men in Black take on Rodman: that he is a space alien.