December 17, 2004

"Will You Condemn This"?

One of my favorite sensible centrist bloggers, Michael Totten, had a great post yesterday about some comments by Gerald Allen, a slate legislator in Alabama, that what he'd like to do with any and all gay-oriented books: "Dig a hole, and dump them in it."

And Allen isn't some far-off kook: according to the story, he was on his way to meet with President Bush at the White House- for the fifth time.

The right -Sean Hannity more than anyone else- has had a lot of fun the last couple years taking any and all comments by any and all leftist fringe figure, and demanding of every single Democrat that they "condemn these outrageous comments." Hannity and Co. have also used the same trick to make it appear as though the wackiest fringes of the Democratic party- i.e., Michael Moore and far-flung posters on Democratic Underground- are in fact in charge of the Democratic party. So how about it, my Republican readers: will you condemn this?

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 17, 2004 11:14 AM

I have no idea what a 'gay orientated' book would be or why I should care about whether some guy wants to toss them in a ditch. Does he want that to be the law? Does he want me to pay for his dumping? Get back to me if he does and I'll do some condemning then. Until then, I don't know why I should care.

Posted by: Karol at December 17, 2004 11:31 AM

that Karol woman is horrid

Posted by: at December 17, 2004 01:40 PM

Didn't Move On say they're in charge of the democratic party?

As for Allen: Condemned.

Posted by: Bill McCabe at December 17, 2004 04:34 PM

As one of your GOP readers, yes, I condemn it categorically and without reservation. Indeed, as a Republican, I think people like Allen are an absolute disgrace to my party and beneath contempt.

Posted by: Dave J at December 17, 2004 06:03 PM

Woooooooo I'm horrid!

Posted by: Karol at December 19, 2004 06:13 PM

So condemned.

Posted by: J. Lichty at December 20, 2004 11:00 AM

Will I condemn it? That depends. Why does he want to dump them in a hole? Is it because he simply thinks they are, like Ellen Degenerous's transformed sitcom, simply not entertaining? If that is the case I have to honor his opinion. If he wants to throw them in a hole because he thinks they pollute our culture, that's stupid and I'll happily condemn it.

Additionally, I'd like to know whether you condemn all the lefties (I should say I don't consider you a lefty) who call Bush stupid and a liar simply because they disagree with some of his decisions.

Posted by: Citizen F at December 22, 2004 11:26 AM
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