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Timeless Tosh from Current Wisdoms Past

(September 1992)

Washington Post

At the podium of the tear-drenched, lowbrow, exploited, humiliated, down-and-out-in-Amerika Democratic national convention, the Rev. Jackson puts in a good word for Herod, the ur-Republican:

Lastly, there’s a lot of talk these days about family values. Even as we spurn the homeless on the street, remember, Jesus was born to a homeless couple, outdoors… a child of a single mother. But when Mary said Joseph was not the father, she was abused and questioned. If Mary had aborted the baby, she would have been called immoral. If she had the baby, she would have been called unfit, without family values.

But Mary had family values. It was Herod, the Quayle of his day, who put no value on the family. When Dan Quayle tries to ride both sides of this private religious moral issue, he is above his potato.

(July 17, 1992)

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