Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Deconstructing anti-Bush Bigotry

I've long believed that the left's caricatures of President Bush hinge on a Hollywood induced bigotry of southerners. In just speaking with friends from say, Portland, it is clear that Northerners view those wacky people with funny accents with a general opprobrium and a presumption that Texans and Southerners in general are dumb bigots. (The irony, of course, is that it escapes many of those Northerners how dumb and bigoted such a gross generalization about Southerners is.)

Well, it seems that after Laura Bush gave her joke-filled speech over the weekend (including one risque joke about George attempting to milk a stallion), the New York Times has a different view of the Bush's. (Via Instapunk; see also Malkin's response.) It seems sad that it takes jokes about horse masturbation to give the North Coast Liberals pause about their view of a Texas politician who talks funny. It's as if they are saying "huh, they can joke about bestiality. I guess they are more like us after all." Sad indeed that that sort of humor is what Northern libs can identify with.


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