Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Speaking of grousing, one Galley reader raises the good point about the ridiculous hubbub over a joke told by Laura Bush at the Correspondents Dinner. The joke involved the president at Crawford, mistakenly trying to milk a horse--a male horse no less. At dinner with Hollywood types and sloshed journalists in attendance, the line was a hit. But now it seems some conservatives (supposedly including William Bennett) have expressed their disapproval of the first lady's "blue" material.

Doesn't this just play up to the stereotype of the uptight conservative? There is, in fact, nothing new to this: Singer Kid Rock was slated to perform during inaugural festivities before nervous Republicans gave him the axe. Actor Dennis Hopper, a fan of the president, was also snubbed from an official gala event, and even expressed "deep regret" about getting disinvited. (Perhaps they thought he was going to bring a tank of nitrous oxide?)

The Easy Rider nevertheless told the Washington Post that "I would still like to express my support for President George Bush and our next four years."


Anonymous said...

The American Spectator ran an online article criticizing the First Lady's remarks as vulgar and tasteless.

According to their online letters page today, reader comments ran about 4-1 in favor of "oh, lighten up, willya?"

It's good to know that most conservatives have a sense of humor. Slate writers, on the other hand ( ) clearly do not.

That Dude said...

As I said before, the people complaining should STFU.