Wednesday, June 07, 2006

San Franciscophobia

Garrison Keillor on gay marriage and the republican party:
... one of the basic assumptions of American culture is falling apart: the competence of Republicans. You might not have always liked Republicans, but you could count on them to manage the bank. They might be lousy tippers, act snooty, talk through their noses, wear spats and splash mud on you as they race their Pierce-Arrows through the village, but you knew they could do the math. To see them produce a ninny and then follow him loyally into the swamp for five years is disconcerting, like seeing the Rolling Stones take up lite jazz. So here we are at an uneasy point in our history, mired in a costly war and getting nowhere, a supine Congress granting absolute power to a president who seems to get smaller and dimmer, and the best the Republicans can offer is San Franciscophobia? This is beyond pitiful. This is violently stupid. It is painful to look at your father and realize the old man should not be allowed to manage his own money anymore. This is the discovery the country has made about the party in power. They are inept. The checkbook needs to be taken away. They will rant, they will screech, they will wave their canes at you and call you all sorts of names, but you have to do what you have to do.

2 Comments:

Blogger Gretchen said...

Nicely put!

6/08/2006 05:49:00 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

There was a similar and equally excellent post on Kung Fu Monkey some time ago: http://kfmonkey.blogspot.com/2004/12/i-miss-republicans.html. Is it scary that we miss those guys?

6/08/2006 07:38:00 AM  

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