Why Washington D.C. Gossip Sucks

Today Roll Call‘s HOH has a head scratcher of a story on singer John Mayer. There’s not a single spicy thing in there because the whole point is that Mayer is trying to transform his image from sex crazed sicko to dull. For anyone who missed it, he once told Playboy that sex with Jessica Simpson was “sexual napalm.” He said she was like crack and that he wanted to snort her. Fast forward to now: Boring is the new black. Life is a Boringland. And if his quotes are any hint, his fans will be soon be sleeping. He says he doesn’t want to weigh in politically on anything, saying it’s all been exhausted by the pundits. So instead he utters this nonsense.

“It’s very seldom that I see something and think, ‘Well, this is what people aren’t talking about,’” he told HOH when he was recently in town. “We live in a world where you can see [and hear] every shade of pro and anti. I made one record on Twitter [2009’s “Battle Studies”] and it wasn’t as enduring or dense as I wanted it to be. And I made this last record without ever picking up my phone.” Yaaawwnn.