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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

The 007 Club

Posted by on August 23 at 17:31 PM

Pat Robertson’s rambling suggestion that it might be, like, you know, way more cost effective for the United State to assassinate the democratically elected president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, than it would be to invade Venezuela and depose him, is the story of the freaking day. It’s all over the web and the mainstream media. Some good stuff here, here, and here.

Robertson, if you’re just tuning in, is the founder of the Christian Coalition. He is, naturally, all for posting the Ten Commandments in public buildings. Maybe we should post them in his studio. (“Thou shalt not kill” and like that.)

While it’s fun watching the White House distance itself from Robertsonjust a few months back Bush sought Robertson’s blessing on John Roberts, his nominee to the Supreme Courtthe knowledge that this isn’t going to hurt Robertson ruins my buzz. This is not the first time Robertson has said something that should drive him from public life. Robertson blamed the 9/11 attacks on homosexuals and feminists. He recently blamed abortion and no-fault divorce on gays and lesbians ( pointed out that it was that ol’ cocksucker Ronald Reagan who signed the first no-fault divorce law in the country); he believes feminism is witchcraft; and Robertson recently said that liberal judges are a bigger threat to the United States than Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda. Oh, and gay pride parades cause hurricanes and earthquakes.

Robertson will not be drummed out of the pantheon of respectable American preachers, pundits, or political kingmakers for this. This scandal, like all the others, will pass. Then his hateful ass will be back on Nightline and Larry King and Fox News.

Oh, one more bit of fuckedupedness: Can you guess which cable network carries the 700 Club? ABC Family.