Sunday, April 16, 2006

A Svelte Porcelain Bush-hater

You be the judge as to whether or not Caitlin Flanagan's anti-Bush salvo is tasteful:

For her part, Flanagan seems to be feeling the pain of backlash from those she has judged. A week after our meeting — during which she has very likely read the Elle profile, which brought out the pious parson in her, a side I didn’t see — she calls me back and tells me she has a quote for me that she hasn’t given anyone else. “I am pro-choice, anti-war, anti-Bush, I’m a Democrat, and only a conservative on family issues,” she says plaintively. “I’ve got nothing but derision from the left — you’ve got to check everything on the menu to please them. But the right has been good to me, even though they disagree with me about abortion. I can go on Tucker Carlson and he’s respectful. The head of the Southern Baptist Convention had me on the radio. But the feminists humiliate me. We, the Democrats, have a real small tent. The Republicans have a big tent.”


Blogger Steven Rosenberg said...

The Elle story is the only one to read. All the others have quoted it and suffer greatly in comparison.

3:02 PM  

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