"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." --Bishop Desmond Tutu

Friday, September 26, 2008

A rubber chicken in every pot?

Listening to Bill Press this morning, he vaguely recalled an event where one candidate didn't show up for a debate and the other one (who did) waved a rubber chicken every time he referred to his opponent. Chickens do come home to roost sometimes. Identified by a New York Times OpEd pice by Gail Collins, the candidate who was represented by that rubber chicken was... Rudy Guliani!
Once in New York, when Rudy Giuliani boycotted a mayoral debate, one of his opponents spent the night twirling around a rubber chicken and the citizenry enjoyed it quite a lot. This isn’t the kind of thing you could imagine Obama doing, but I’d keep my eye on Barr.
So may I politely suggest that the Obama campaign procure one rubber chicken, just in case they find the need for one?

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