Perhaps it’s time for a new title for the wife of the President: The First Phobe. While they’ll allow for a big red dog and a cookie monster at the traditional White House Easter Egg Roll, they seem to be scared shitless of gay parents. From the Telegraph:
Faced with the prospect of the 128-year-old tradition being hijacked by gay pride advocates, aides to President George W Bush have carefully scripted the event to limit the political damage.
Homosexual parents seeking public acceptance of their families have already secured many of the 15,000 tickets available to the public.
But it was clear yesterday that protesters would be kept far away from the First Lady, Laura Bush, who is overseeing the event on the White House lawns.
By the time the gay pride activists are allowed in, Mrs Bush should be gone, leaving them to confront giant-sized children’s characters.
This seems a bit too familiar. I was in Manhattan for the GOP National Convention, where they relegated the less ballsy protesters to the “Free Speech Zones” — and I’d be amiss if I didn’t indicate that Democrats did the same damned thing in Boston.
My recollection is that another First Lady, Mamie Eisenhower, wanted to know why black kids had to view the Easter activities through the White House gate. I’ll suggest that Smylex could have made the same political move Mamie did, but it seems she’d rather pander to the likes of Russell Henderson, Aaron McKinney and .
I’ve been around the block a few times and I can’t imagine that the First Twins haven’t come home late some time reeking of both alcohol and tuna fish. Perhaps the First Phobe needs to look inside the gate, as well.