Humorless Liberals (And Some Conservatives)
Here's the joke Laura Bush told at the White House Correspondents Association dinner:But I'm proud of George. He's learned a lot about ranching, since that first year when he tried to milk the horse. What's worse, it was a male horse.
Well, some people completely lost it. Never mind that milking the wrong animal or the wrong gender of animal is a staple of country humor.
Moonbatty (there's truth in labeling for you) laments the hypocrisy
.Actually, it played right into my notion of Laura and George. I never mistook them for prim and proper. Bush is quoted as having said that he talks to his dad about “Pussy”, and he’s videotaped flipping off a camera.
They’re exactly what I thought they were. Vulgar. Disgusting. And hypocritical.
Of course, the "Pussy" comment is completely misattributed here, as a moment's reflection would reveal. Who in the world talks to their father about "Pussy" (Ted Kennedy's kids aside)? Actually the person who made that comment
was Vernon Jordan, when asked by Mike Wallace of 60 Minutes what Bill Clinton and he talk about on the golf course."Jordan said, quote `We talk pussy,'" Wallace reported. Actually he said, "We talk pu____," because the network bleeped half the word "pussy." But pussy is one of those words that you don't have to be a professional lip reader to know when someone is saying, so Wallace and Cutler and CBS News all knew that all we viewers knew that pussy is very much what grandfatherly Mike Wallace had said.
One suspects that Moonbatty will not revise this post to talk about how vulgar and disgusting Bill Clinton and Vernon Jordan are.
A couple of Harvard students
are equally appalled:Tierney wants us to believe that there's nothing but liberal spin and demonization propelling this 'cognitive dissonance' that Democrats feel when Laura jokes to a national audience about going to strip clubs because she's not sexually satisfied by her husband, who apparently masturbated a male horse when he started 'ranching'...
Uh, the part about masturbating a horse is all in your mind, Alex. As usual, it's all about the hypocrisy:Anyway, the issue, despite how Tierney tries to spin it, is not that Democrats can't imagine Republicans laughing at dirty jokes, but that the same people who espouse 'moral values' and cast an especially prudish shadow on what ought to be appropriate in public seem perfectly at ease making an exception for themselves.
Meanwhile over at the AmSpec, Wlady Pleszczynski has a cow
.(And I won't begin to analyze the Bush milking the male horse joke and what it says about the Bushes' cynical use of the religious right.)
As a commenter at Lucianne put it, Wlighten up, Wlady!
Michelle Malkin has much the same take, although she leavens it a bit:Most of Mrs. Bush's humor at the correspondents' dinner was just right: Edgy but not over the edge. But I think the stripper and horse jokes were totally beneath her.
She makes the same interpretation of the horse joke:"Lighten up?" How about cleaning up? The First Lady resorting to cheap horse masturbation jokes is not much better than Whoopi Goldberg trafficking in dumb puns on the Bush family name.
Again, the horse masturbation bit is all in the eye of the beholder. I guarantee you, tell the same joke to a bunch of ten-year-old kids and they'll laugh themselves silly without ever putting that interpretation on the joke.