The Envoy

I know this is not exactly hard news, but then again, these days, it’s likely this report from New York‘s Dan Amira may get more attention than hard news:

As the conflict between Israel and Hamas continues to rage, the Middle East is being flooded by envoys from around the world, including Hillary Clinton, Ban Ki Moon, and … KIM KARDASHIAN? [spits applesauce all over adjacent co-worker] Well, supposedly, the primary purpose of Kardashian’s visit to Kuwait and Bahrain is to “make appearances at some Millions of Milkshakes shops,” something we’ve never heard of and don’t even care enough about to Google. But while she’s there, according to TMZ, Kardashian hopes “to educate herself on the Middle East crisis” and “has already set up meetings in both countries with local leaders.” It is during these meetings that Kardashian will make some kind of impromptu, milkshake-inspired peace proposal which ends the wars in the Middle East forever.

And so, into the breach, goes the woman whose most memorable earlier political gesture was to express an interest in running for a local office that doesn’t exist.

I doubt this is what the late Warren Zevon had in mind in this 1983 performance of “The Envoy.”

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.