Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Somewhere Imus is giggling

Rev. Al Sharpton, whom I usually find quite amusing and a very good debater has made a nice little gaffe which makes him sound like a religious bigot. In debating an atheist the other night he said that "the Mormon" who is running for President "will be defeated by those who believe in God." In defending himself the next day, he dug himself a deeper hole by saying that Mormons "don't believe in God the way I believe in God." All of this is a God send to Mitt Romney, the Republican Mormon running for President. Having been on the defensive in his campaign for switching practically every belief he ever had (and had stated in previous campaigs) to appeal to the Republican base, he can now run as the JFK of the 21st century, having to over come religious bigotry. And bigotry from a prominent Democrat at that !

All this proves that Sharpton talks too much. I'm not taking about the quality of his speech, but the quantity. If your mouth is open every minute of the day, statistically speaking, you are going to say something stupid every now and then. And when you make your living jumping on people who say stupid things, the stupid thing that you finally say will be gleefully jumped on by the press , who makes their living jumping on everyone. I'm not sure why Sharpton brought up Romney in this debate, although the truth of the matter is that he never mentioned him by name, maybe he was talking about Donny Osmond. The fact of the matter is that there are a lot of good reasons to vote against Mitt Romney, not the least of which is that he has a stupid first name. I don't think it is a Mormon name. There was a monkey by the same name on my daughter's "Reader Rabbit" program when we were teaching her to read.I don't recall the monkey being Mormon.

Sharpton is lucky this time, he has been sued for slander before and lost. At least this won't cost him any cash. It may cost him a few friends, presuming he had any Mormon friends to begin with. If he knew any, he probably did. I have expressed before in these pages that I have yet to meet a Mormon who was not a nice guy. I think it is some kind of a prerequisite in their religion.Which makes it unique among all the religions in the world, as far as I can tell. I'm sure Mitt Romeny is a nice guy. He probably is changing all of his political views because he is such a nice guy that he does not want to offend, in any way, the people listening to his speeches. So when he ran against Ted Kennedy in Massachusetts, he was for gay marriage and abortion rights. But now that he is running in a Republican primary in South Carolina, he has to be nice and say that he is very much against those things. I know what you are thinking, can we have a guy who speaks for our country that is so sensitive to other people's feelings ? Won't he tell us one thing and then change his views at negotiating sessions so that he does not offend the other country he is negotiating with. Why the hell not ? How could it be any worse than what is going on now, where we have a President who seems to go out of his way to insult every other country in the world ? Look where that got us.

But back to Sharpton. He has a radio talk show too. It would be the height of hypocrisy on my part if I did not say to his boss what I said to Don Imus boss. You just can't have people who say things like that working for you. Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out Rev.

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