:: Monday, June 02, 2003 ::
David Frum's Diary on National Review Online includes this bit: Liberal Civility
Bill O'Reilly debated Al Franken and Molly Ivins in an event broadcast on C-Span on Sunday afternoon, and he made this great joke that cracked up the conservatives in the audience:
"These HMOs are getting so arrogant that men who want to beat their wives have to get the hospital bills pre-cleared."
No, no, no - of course he didn't say that. O'Reilly can be a pretty outrageous guy, but he knows perfectly well that a joke about wife-beating is a career-ender.
The joke actually was made by Molly Ivins, and it really went like this: "The price of gas is riz so high" - yes she said "riz": if you're a Texan who wants to advocate gun control and lesbian marriage, you have to sprinkle your speech with hick phrases so that nobody gets the idea you're just another of them Yankee liberals - "the price of gas is riz so high that women who want to run over their husbands have to carpool." Pat Schroeder, the former congresswomen, in a fine display of the liberals' notion of "fairness" and "balance," served as a very immoderate moderator."
Pitiful. Why on earth do we listen to these people anymore?
:: Mark 12:27 PM [+] ::