Thursday, January 04, 2007

You really DON'T want to know

It may come as a surprise, but there is something seriously wrong with me.

In other news, I'm all glad about Madame Speaker Pelosi, women's equality, holding up half the sky, etc., but folks, it's 2007. Shouldn't someone mention that we're STILL celebrating first women in high political positions with just a bit of embarassment? Especially in comparison to countries that have elected women as president? Just a little perspective, before we get back to patting ourselves on the back... it's all I ask.

Now. You want perspective? A few weeks ago Congressman Keith Ellison made headlines when he announced that he would take his oath of office on the Qur'an. (NB I have no idea why this caused a fuss. The man is a Muslim. Anyone with a high school course in Comparative Religions course under their belt can figure out he ain't gonna use the bible.) Well, after being called all sorts of polite euphamisms for terrorist, Ellison sure showed his congressional detractors where to shove it -- by using a copy of the Qur'an that once belonged to Thomas Jefferson. Freedom of religion, y'all, with a side order of hoisted by their own petard.


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