December 09, 2004
"Dig a hole, and dump them in it"

Inside the mind of Gerald Allen, the Republican state legislator from Alabama who has introduced legislation that would ban the use of state funds to purchase any books or other materials that "promote homosexuality", from "A Chorus Line" and Tennessee Williams to William Shakespeare. By the way, in case you think he's just some fringe nutball who doesn't really represent the mainstream Republican Party, consider this:

Earlier this week, Allen got a call from Washington. He will be meeting with President Bush on Monday. I asked him if this was his first invitation to the White House. "Oh no," he laughs. "It's my fifth meeting with Mr Bush."

Via Julia.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on December 09, 2004 to Show Business for Ugly People | TrackBack

I'm not convinced the President represents "mainstream Republicans," either. Many of them aren't happy about Iraq, and even more of them think that there's NOTHING conservative about a half-trillion dollar budget deficit.

Posted by: Tim on December 9, 2004 1:10 PM

I seriously doubt this nutjob represents the mainstream Republican. The misguided ones who can't think past their religious beliefs, however shallow they are, the aging Falwellian crowd, the Moral Majority and others of that ilk may be just fine with him, but the country is not. He clings to the misguided belief that "Morals and Values" were the driving forces behind the reelection of the President. As I said on my writeup of him, at least he didn't reference burning the books...

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Posted by: abelard on December 9, 2004 2:22 PM

Maybe the President has a book report due on one of Shakespeare's works on a Tennessee Williams play and he needs some help. Either way, I'm sure he'll take responsibility and read them (ask Rummy what the odds of that are).

I suggest the President come out with, "Look, if I wanted to know homosexual philosophy, I'd ask Gov. Rick Perry."

Posted by: Red Dog on December 9, 2004 4:38 PM

why all the apologies for "mainstream republicans?" "Oh there are good republicans who don't abide this kind of intolerance." Please give me a break. Lets not forget, whether they agree with the fringe or not, so called "mainstream" and "moderate" republicans consistently vote in favor of the current administration even if they differ on certain issues. This administration not only flirts with the lunatic fringe but invites it into the house and serves it breakfast as is the case with Eric Rudolph supporter Ashcroft. Wake up.

Posted by: zud on September 21, 2005 1:18 PM