News Meet the New Dixie Chicks
posted by November 14 at 14:45 PMon
These women won a bridge tournament in China—and held up an anti-Bush sign when they collected their trophy. Well, not necessarily an anti-Bush sign. The sign simply said that they didn’t vote for Bush. The 23% of Americans who still back Bush would regard anyone holding up that sign as having insulted themselves. But no matter: These lady bridge champs are now being hounded off of the pro bridge circuit. In addition to insulting Dear Leader, officials at the United States Bridge Federation are concerned that these ladies might have insulted the tournament’s hosts. Says the USBF’s lawyer…
This reflects a complete disregard for the fact that the Chinese government, which does not exactly have a history of sympathetic views toward political dissent, provided the bulk of financial support for both the 2007 World Championship and the 2008 World Bridge Olympiad.
Ah, yes. We Americans have to watch what they say in China about our own government lest we tick off the Chinese government, which doesn’t want its own citizens getting any ideas about speaking their minds. Because, you know, if we piss off the Chinese they might start putting lead in our children’s toys.