This seems to be the question Garrison Keillor could not quite find an answer to while writing his latest Salon column. But don’t worry, all the usual re-tread unfunny jokes and faux modesty you’ve come to expect from A Prairie Home Companion is on display as well.
If any conservative commentator had written this same column about a liberal during the Bush years, Garrison would have keeled over in ostentatious outrage. Ah, yes, remember when criticizing the president wasn’t tantamount to a treasonous, racist bet against America? Yeah, like roundabout nine months ago. Good times.