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Keller @ Large: What I Won’t Do On Vacation

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BOSTON (CBS) – If you didn’t know already, I want to reassure all of our faithful readers that I do try very hard to make these posts as interesting as possible, whether or not you agree with what I’m saying.

There’s no worse crime in this context than boring you, and I do strive to avoid doing that.

So I’m not going to tell you what I’ve got planned for my summer vacation, which begins tomorrow.

I mean, really: sleeping, eating, golfing, reading, grilling, swimming, more eating and sleeping…how much more boring can it get?

Gee, I said I wouldn’t do that, didn’t I?

I hope no one dozed off just now.

But instead of the oh-so-dull details of what I will be doing, I’ll tell you what I won’t be doing for the next week or so.

Listen to Jon’s commentary:


I won’t be following the news very much, if at all.

Something tells me that when I return to work, Washington will still be held hostage by gridlocked partisans, Rupert Murdoch will still be pretending he knew nothing, and Gov. Patrick will still be proclaiming our economy ‘the comeback kid,’ even as hundreds of new layoffs roll in.

Democrats will still be claiming Scott Brown is the source of all evil in the modern world, while Republicans will still be making the same ridiculous claim about President Obama.

I won’t be listening to talk radio, watching cable TV shout fests, or otherwise immersing myself in argument and controversy.

Haven’t we all overdosed a bit on all of that?

It’s gotten to the point where even when I’m working and have to keep an eye on the public debate, it’s like ingesting a stress-filled hand-grenade.

I can barely stomach it when I’m on-duty, and want no part of it while I’m off.

And finally, I can assure you, I won’t be dieting.

The other 51 weeks of the year, OK, but not on vacation.

If I want a clam roll and a whoopee pie, I’m going to have them, and heaven help the bystander who gets a hand in the way.

So there you have it, my fascinating to-not-do list for vacation.

Hope you enjoyed hearing it as much as I’ll enjoy shunning it.

You can listen to Keller At Large on WBZ News Radio every weekday at 7:55 a.m. and 12:25 p.m. You can also watch Jon on WBZ-TV News.

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