So kind readers of this blog...I have really been trying to wrap my head around the past few days of Mike'd Up, Francesa on the FAN. Besides the fact that I am still not sure which of those titles is actually the name of the show, I find myself trying to analyze the whole Kim Jones scenario. There has been this weird vibe that I have been unable to put my finger on in relation to having Kim on the show. Mike has certainly reduced his level of arrogance around her. He has tried to come off more human. Don't get me wrong - he still makes it known that this is HIS show...he leads off every segment, he jokingly scolded Kim and Chris for walking in late after a break (yes, the hypocritical nature of that is insane) and he certainly guides the conversations. But there has been something more in the dynamic of Mike and Kim particularly that has had me trying to dissect it.
For two days, I have had the feeling that somehow I have seen this act before...Older authoritative male figure in a position of power recruits a somewhat unproven female to be his sidekick...They come under great scrutiny...People are enamored with the female in the relationship...She seems to provide a much needed boost for the male authority figure...Almost makes you feel like a father/daughter relationship...but she can be feisty...and he becomes enamored with her...Let's face it...he's tough to look at...she's not...he looks like he might keel over at any moment...she is spry and has quite a following....
Well, have you figured it out yet? Because I just did. This whole Mike Francesa/Kim Jones things reminds me very much of John McCain/Sarah Palin...And I've got to say, that somewhere deep down, Mike thinks about this too. He models himself after McCain...a strong figure. And he finds Palin charming as could be. So perhaps he thinks that Kim Jones is his Sarah Palin.
How does this all end? Talk to me in November.
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