Growing up many bullies that I saw were insecure, dumb or both. They would typically pick on people they knew were weaker than them and would avoid those that were stronger. The notion of a challenge would strike fear in their hearts, but an encounter with the weak would bring out a nastiest commonly seen in "The Lord of the Flies."
So the recent actions and words from Wanda Sykes and Perez Hilton remind me of the bullies I saw during childhood. Bullies that would avoid a normal but confident kid like me, but prey on the weak.
I personally didn't have an issue with Sykes' jokes about Rush Limbaugh. They just seemed tasteless. I had more of an issue with her going soft on Obama. Isn't the White House Correspondents Dinner where you're suppose to rip on the President not kiss his ass so much that your lips get skin burns? And especially since she is an outspoken lesbian. Ben Shapiro has a good summary:
"Well, apparently she’s not so proud to be gay. Because when given the opportunity to make jokes about the nation’s leading proponent of opposite-sex marriage, President Barack Obama, she said precisely nothing. Instead, she chose to gently stroke his ego with jokes about his pecs, his dog, and his basketball skills."
WSJ's James Taranto also has a great commentary on Sykes, "The Two Jokes: What makes Wanda Sykes's witless vulgarity amusing to the president?"
Also Donald Trump allows Carrie Prejean to retain her title and calls it as it is by saying:
"It's the same answer that the president of the United States gave,” Trump said. “She gave an honorable answer. She gave an answer from her heart."
Does Perez Hilton had any intestinal fortitude? Why doesn't he criticize President Obama? Maybe he could have brought further pressure on the White House? Why didn't he think about these avenues? Because he's... WEAK. A weak, little bitchy bully.