Saturday, May 30, 2009

Oy gevalt!

Can we just acknowledge how incredibly consistent Republicans are? To the point of inadvertent comedy, even? This is the party that lobbied for years to destroy the National Endowment for the Arts (and which is probably just biding its time before bringing that up again), and now its noisome reps see fit to criticize the Obamas for … guess what? Supporting the arts.

Specifically, in this case, for going to the theater. Barack and Michelle go to Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, the masterpiece of one of America’s most celebrated playwrights and chroniclers of the African-American experience, and apparently that’s a slap in the face to everybody who’s out of work.

Lordy. This from the people whose erstwhile darling boy spent more time on vacation (by far) than any previous president.

All right. End of jeremiad. Thank you, Gordon Romei, for alerting me to this new divertissement. The comedy continues…


Col ceathair said...

I raise my glass of Martinelli's apple cider to the husbands who keep their promises.

Cheers, Husbands Who Keep Your Promises! We heart you!

MightyToyCannon said...

Good for them! Along with making a trip to the theater, the Obamas are also reportedly bringing more contemporary art into the White House. Story from the Wall Street Journal here:

Mead said...

Wow. Color me sentimental, but when I think of Romare Bearden hanging in the White House, I get a little verklempte.

Steve Patterson said...

Sounds like a great play. Wish we could see it in Portland.

(Laughs crazily and runs away.)