So, professional scold "Dr."* Laura Schlessinger's son is--how do I put this?--a bit of a scumbag. And it's well known she's been estranged from her mother for years. So why do people listen to her for family advice?
With a record like hers, I'm a bit suprised she's not head of the Department of Health and Human Services by now.
*She has a doctorate in physiology, not social work or counseling or something that might give her credence as an advice-giver. But then doesn't "Dr." Phil have a degree in phys ed? (Would you take advice from your high school gym teacher?) I guess you get advice from the advice-givers you have, not the advice-givers you wish you had. Or something. I don't know what Cary Tennis' background is, but I rather enjoy his column over at Salon. Oh, he does go on a bit, but his heart (and head) are generally in the right place.
(Via Crooks & Liars.)