Saturday, December 21, 2013

Duck Dynasty Brings Out the Political Hacks

“I’ve been a gay community activist since the mid-70s.It was a very different time. We were fighting to keep people out of jails and mental hospitals. What some redneck wingnut has to say about the GLBT community is completely irrelevant.”

Annise Parker, Mayor of Houston,responding to an interview question on the anti-gay comments of Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson.

I agree with Mayor Parker. Government official have better things to do than worry about the ignorant comments of a reality television star. Apparently, Gov. Bobby Jindal didn't get that memo.

“Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the State of Louisiana,” Jindal said in a statement. “The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with. I don’t agree with quite a bit of stuff I read in magazine interviews or see on TV. In fact, come to think of it, I find a good bit of it offensive. But I also acknowledge that this is a free country and everyone is entitled to express their views. In fact, I remember when TV networks believed in the First Amendment. It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended.”

People, don't you realize the most important thing in a governor's day is sending out press releases on Duck Dynasty. This is a more pressing matter than water management, infrastructure and the state legislature. True leaders like Bobby Jindal spend their energy on Duck Dynasty.

Ona serious note: there is a difference between governing and pandering to the 24 hour news cycle. Jindal is not a serious man.

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