I Knew Him When
Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," a refreshing mix of politics and religion! Given enough time, we're bound to offend everyone.
Long, long ago when I was a slender-waisted college lass, I had a classmate named Michael Steele. He was a tall, skinny fellow with a thick head of hair, African American, pre-med major. Mike and I got to be friends because we had some modern literature classes together. And we struck a deal: If he would lend me his literature books, I would type his papers. (I couldn't afford to buy all the books, and Mike didn't know how to type.)
Mind you, I said type the papers, not write them. Even though Mike was a pre-med, he was pretty handy with words.
Fast forward a good many years, and Michael Steele is the best known graduate of my particular class at Johns Hopkins. When I saw him at an event in Maryland awile back, I wasn't certain enough that it was him that I felt comfortable going up to him. He had changed a lot physically ... and he was a Republican.
Don't know that Mike and I ever talked politics in college. So I don't know if he was an inductee into the Evil Empire then, or if he took to it later. My guess is later.
At any rate, I can hardly turn on the t.v. now without seeing Michael Steele.
The other day Mike called Rush Limbaugh an "entertainer" and said something about Rush not representing the Republican party, I think. The only part I recall is "entertainer," because that was a handy word to describe Rush. Although I don't find Rush particularly entertaining myself. Okay, okay, I can't listen to the guy for ten minutes without cussing at the radio. But my entertainment tastes aren't the same as other peoples', so who am I to judge?
I could only applaud Michael Steele for standing up to the Rush Menace. But alas, Rush ascends again, wringing from my old classmate a pathetic apology.
Does Rush Limbaugh represent the sentiments of everyone in the Republican Party? I can hardly believe that. But if it's true, why doesn't he run for office? Who remembers that past indiscretionary use of prescription painkillers? All of us have stuff like that on our rap sheets. (Well, I don't, but I did buy a parrot ... which was a big mistake.)
If you want a laugh, or if you want to channel your inner Michael Steele, you can go here and send Rush an apology of your own.
Wow, I stink at the link! Here's the URL: http://www.dcc.org/content/sorry
If you are Michael Steele and you're reading this, hey. I have a few books that belong to you. Can I mail them? I don't want to do lunch.