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Monday, August 25, 2008

Savage Love Letter of the Day

posted by on August 25 at 14:30 PM

I love your column and respect you for telling it like it is, but in your August 14 column you were wrong in crediting a quote to Barack Obama. In your response to MOWO, you said “Or if I may paraphrase Barack Obama: Straight men? Sometimes you gotta be the change that you seek.”

Dan, please….. Barack Obama???? It was Mahatma Gandi who said “Be the change that you want to see in the world.” Give credit where credit is due.


Damn. I’m always getting those two confused. Perhaps I was misremembering Barack’s “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for,” which paraphrased in “Savage Love” would turn into something like, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting Foreskin Quarterly.” Or something.

Anyway, thanks for the catch, SD.

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"we are the ones we have been waiting for" of course coming from the Hopi elder prayer, and not originally Obama. But I know you knew that.

Posted by el ganador | August 25, 2008 2:57 PM

I thought it was totally obvious that you were kidding.

I guess sometimes you gotta spell it out for people.

Posted by Mike in MO | August 25, 2008 3:04 PM

And here I thought your were mis-paraphrasing the lesbian Avengers: "Be the bomb you throw".

Posted by genevieve | August 25, 2008 3:13 PM

Spare change?

Posted by Homeless Guy in U Dist | August 25, 2008 3:46 PM

We are the whirled.

Posted by Vince | August 26, 2008 6:49 AM

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