Meantime, I went with friends to CBS-LA to sit in the audience of "Real Time with Bill Maher" tonight. What fun! He can be smug, and can also sink into cliches, but damn, that boy is quick.
He fairly firmly spanked Lt. Gov. Michael Steele (R-Black? WTF?) of Maryland. To paraphrase:
Steele: We need to allow everyone to have the freedom of their values and beliefs.
Maher: So you're talking about people who are homophobic, who can be free to be intolerant?
But the best time of the night was with the irony-challenged Jeff (James Guckert) Gannon. Bill was respectful as he asked Gannon why he had any right to call himself a newsperson. Gannon's best quote (paraphrased):
"Usually people wait until after they become reporters to become whores."
Oh my sweet God, that this man can be taken even remotely seriously. I think he should be made to do every talking head show on TV, until he's associated firmly with the EvangeRight. We couldn't ask for a better Right Wing poster boy.
- "I started to cry,
- which started the whole world laughing.
- Oh, if I'd only seen
- that the joke was on me."