Things I Don't Care About

Singer Britney Spears arrives at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards on December 8, 2004 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Weekly commentary by CBS Evening News chief Washington correspondent and Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer.

This our first broadcast of the year, and, in the interest of full disclosure, I'm compelled to give you a list of things you probably won't be hearing from me.

First, from the culture front: I'll continue to have no interest in whether Donald Trump did the right thing when he allowed Miss USA to keep her crown. Nor will I lose much sleep wondering if Britney Spears ever found comfortable underwear, nor why Paris Hilton lost her spokesperson job. I didn't even know she had a job.

Nor will I worry about whether body piercing constitutes a personal statement.

From the world of sports: I will continue to have no interest in other people's golf scores. I like golf, but I'm not one who considers it some sort of spiritual experience. That's why we have baseball.

Speaking of baseball, I will continue to have no interest in whether Barry Bonds is treated fairly by the press.

From the world of politics: I will not spend much time wondering whatever happened to former Congressman Mark Foley. He is out of Congress, which is all I need to know.

And finally, I just have to be honest and say it straight: I am not worried whether the new five-day-a-week work schedule is going to be too much of a burden on members of Congress.

I know all these things are important to someone, so I leave it to them to worry about them. I won't.

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By Bob Schieffer