Sunday, March 11, 2007

Dems Should Lighten Up

"It's true that Barack Obama is on the move. I don't know if it's true President Bush called Musharraf and said, 'Why can't we catch this guy?'" --Roger Ailes, Fox Chairman and CEO

Now, reading that, it's quite obvious that Ailes was making a joke first about our president's legendary dim-wittedness and second about Barack Obama's name and the tendency for Joe Sixpack to get him mixed up with a certain terrorist. Personally, I thought it was a pretty good joke. At least, it was way better than a now infamous attempt at humor made by Sen. John Kerry not too long ago. (Note that watching any clips of John Kerry speaking is not recommended while operating heavy machinery.)

That being said, it seems that the Democrats have pulled out of a debate to be co-hosted by Fox as a response to the joke.

Cancel because you disagree with Fox's fairness or balance (or lack thereof). Cancel because you think Roger Ailes is a big, fat jerk. Cancel because you woke up and your hair was frizzy. But don't cancel because of a joke that was actually funny. Remember, the Republicans are supposed to be the ones too stiff to laugh it off.

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