Monday, June 13, 2005

Jon Carroll is a smart man

Someone passed along a link to Jon Carroll's column in the San Francisco Chronicle, pointing out that the Democrats need to be more brash than Mr. Rogers and spread the word, loudly, about various Bush administration malfeasances. I haven't read Carroll before (can't say I've heard of him, for that matter), but he's damn funny.

Fox News? Less than 1% of the population watches Fox News in prime time. However much noise it makes and however much room it takes up in the brains of media people, Fox is a very small muffin in a very large bakery—a small, wizened, bitter muffin. Ignore it; everyone else does, writes Carroll. (I like my muffins moist and sweet, personally.)

His closing paragraph: Most Americans are neither ultraconservative nor superrich, and they are interested in hearing the truth. The Democrats should be interested in telling the truth, and telling it in a strong and convincing manner. They cannot flinch when the White House does one of its "gay marriage booga booga" dances. Be not afraid, Democrats. This is not an occasion in which the meek will inherit the earth. Speak for the people, because the people need you to end the madness.


thenutfantastic said...

Hah! I love the "gay marriage booga booga" dance part!

Charlie said...

Good article. He's right on.

Anonymous said...

I have loved Jon Carroll ever since I read his column (it was next to the comics) while eating breakfast before catching the bus to 6th grade.

I highly recommend going to his "My Favorite Columns" section in his archives. There are many great columns in there.

Rob Helpy-Chalk said...

They cannot flinch when the White House does one of its "gay marriage booga booga" dances.

The way he says it, it sounds like fun. Can I do I gay marriage booga booga dance? Do you have to be invited to a gay marriage to do one? I went to a gay anniversary party once, should I have done a booga booga dance?

Does it involve pelvic thrusts?

Orange said...

Don't quote me on this, but I think the gay marriage booga booga dance might have been one of those Yale secret-club rites back in Dubya's college days.