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Sunday, November 07, 2004

The Unfunny One At It Again 

You would think that Garrison Keillor would learn. He ranted and raved after 2000. He called electing Norm Coleman in 2002 a "cheap, low-rent mistake, like going to a great steakhouse and ordering the tuna melt." He published a book during the campaign that he probably thought sounded like blogging but came off more like a guy who had mislaid his glasses and hearing aide, couldn't find his meds and couldn't hear the answer when he asked where they were.

Last night, I happened to catch the first few minutes of Prairie Home Companion, and Keillor's welcome to his audience (I'm quoting from memory, but there's nothing missing that changes the clear meaning of his rant):

Now that the election is over, I'm going to start a movement to revoke the vote from born-again Christians. (Laughter & Applause.) My feeling is that they're citizens of Heaven, so they really should be exercising their rights up there....

If you believe that higher education is superfluous, if you believe that war in the Middle East is the fulfillment of a prophecy, if you believe that poverty is God's way of drawing you closer to Him by making you more dependent...

Right. I read Alliance blogs all the time, and that's just what they say. I know screwing yourself into the ground flaililng away at an Eephus pitch is awfully embarassing, but why compound the humiliation?

Sadly, the good showing by Minnesota Democrats this year is only likely to encourage this sort of thing.

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