Friday, July 18, 2008

Better Not Mock the Messiah

This may be the only time ever that this space links Maureen Dowd. Her point is [and she makes it lightly I might add] is folks are afraid to make fun of Obama because:

1. he's black and,

2. he's beloved by the cognoscenti.

Many of the late-night comics and their writers — nearly all white — now admit to The New York Times’s Bill Carter that because of race and because there is nothing “buffoonish” about Obama — and because many in their audiences are intoxicated by him and resistant to seeing him skewered — he has not been flayed by the sort of ridicule that diminished Dukakis, Gore and Kerry.

Which made me think of this:

Q: What is one key difference between a conservative and a liberal?

A: You can tell a conservative a joke and not worry about repercussions.

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