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3/22/2005

Isn't it ironic?

Or, if not, some other adjective. If you've not already heard, beloved kiddie cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants has been accused by Christian conservative groups of either being a homosexual himself, or at least being sympathetic to the homo-sin-ual "agenda." Apparently, a couple of months ago blogger and MSNBC personality Keith Olbermann, on his show Countdown, ran a segment on the story that failed to take the SpongeBob threat seriously enough. As a result, Keith still gets monkey mail from upset wafer-eaters and other religious types.

One of these irate letter-writers, one "Frank" from some place called "Albuquerque," after condemning Keith for "inappropriate toleration of pro-gay groups," ended with a quote from a famous poet:

The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers (media) or inventors, but always most in the common people.


The author of those words?

That would be a poet by the name of "Walt Whitman."

Ahem.

Keith's tactful reply:

Um, Frank - I have a historical tidbit about Walt Whitman’s dating habits I think might interest you.


Given that 90% of conservative Christian homophobes are actually repressed homosexuals themselves, I wouldn't be surprised if Frank were more interested than he would be willing to admit.

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