Reading about John Edwards and what he thinks Jesus would think of us, I remembered the rule. You know the rule, don’t you? You can talk about Jesus and religion all you want, if you’re a liberal Democrat. That’s cool. But if you’re a conservative Republican, you are a dangerous theocrat, about to torch the Constitution.
Remember when Jesse Jackson used his Democratic-convention speech to liken Vice President Quayle to Herod? Very, very cool. But any word out of Jerry Falwell’s mouth — incredibly uncool.
You simply have to remember the rules. And there are lots of them, such as, “You can be against a war if you haven’t served in the military, but you can’t support a war if you haven’t served in the military.” Unless President Clinton is going into Haiti because Randall Robinson is hunger-striking. Or whatever.
Anyway . . . you remember the rules, you’ll get along in this country jes’ fine.