Thursday, January 27, 2005

Subversive animated bunnies threaten our way of life

I had my differences with Eduwonk earlier this month, but I've gotta give credit where it's due. I was getting ready to write an invective against Spellings' ridiculous (and hateful) power play with PBS, but I'll instead refer you to Eduwonk's absolutely hillarious take on the matter. I laughed out loud. The highlight:

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the Department of Education, Margaret Spellings throws a big bone -- a rabbit bone to be precise -- to the Republican base. PBS is preparing to distribute an animated show about maple sugaring in Vermont that apparently involves a farm run by two "mommy" bunnies. Spellings has pushed back and PBS has pulled the show. Thank goodness she's on the case! Children were at risk of becoming lesbians, or worse still maple farmers, or even, God forbid, bunnies!

Yes, with everything going on in education the United States Secretary of Education is focusing on animated lesbian bunnies in her first days on the job. They could have just brought Bill Bennett back if this was the game plan.

Nice. The one he posted later in the day was even funnier. Andrew Sullivan had some more serious thoughts on the matter.

Update: Just noticed that Friday's Boston Globe has an editorial on the matter. If you want to write a letter to Spellings expressing your displeasure, click here.


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