May 02, 2005

Cult of the Victim

I'm so sick of the whining and the demands for special treatment:

In an official statement, one 'pro-family' advocacy group warned that Mrs. Bush's jokes at the President's expense were in violation of the Biblical command that wives respect their husbands.
Get stuffed, Rev. Roy DeLong:
"One of the Proverbs says that 'a virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, but she that maketh him ashamed is as rottenness in his bones," notes Mr. DeLong. "I bet President Bush is feeling pretty rotten today."
And I'll bet he isn't. Say what you will about him, but George W. Bush has never struck me as the sort of fellow who has to wear a cup just to shield his manhood from a dumb joke about his being in bed by 9:00 p.m. most nights. That's the difference between real men and faux: The genuine articles can laugh at themselves.

Besides, if the First Lady were a real Desperate Housewife, she would have blurted out that the President cries after he ejaculates. Now that's rotten.

(Via Little Miss Attila, who says some social conservatives are "dumb as boards." That's an insult to boards in this case, ma'am.)

FACT-CHECKING MY ASS UPDATE: If it looks too ridiculous to be true, it probably is:

“Our computers have seen more viruses than a pediatrician’s office,” said TVC Chairman Rev. Louis P. Sheldon. “Today’s phony press release is just the latest dirty trick aimed at discrediting our efforts on behalf of America’s churches.”

We thought Mrs. Bush’s remarks at the correspondents’ dinner were hilarious. We are very pleased that she is America’s First Lady.”

As for the Reverend Roy DeLong, he appears to be fictional.

Caught by the boyfriend, who I will now proceed to humiliate by dating the pharmacist. As for Drudge, MSNBC, Slate, and others ostensibly taken in, they'll have to find their own remedies.

Posted by Ilyka at May 2, 2005 11:31 PM in news

Note: At one point during the speech, Laura stated that women aren't good math teachers. I'm glad she can crack a joke about her husband (good-naturedly I am on this one), but this wasn't the most enlightened oration.

Posted by: Lauren at May 3, 2005 01:07 AM

Don't feel too bad, a lot of people have been fooled by The Swift Report. They seem to mix in just enough reality in their satire, like when they claimed the inaguration menu would revolve around its corporate sponsors.

Posted by: Lyle at May 3, 2005 01:14 AM

Lauren: She was a teacher. Did she teach math? Maybe she was making fun of herself?

Enlightenment is a vague and relative thing. I wouldn't worry too much about whether or not people supposedly possess it.

Posted by: Sigivald at May 3, 2005 10:05 PM