Friday, February 20, 2009

The Reverend Al

So I've been following this Chimpanzee cartoon controversy for a day or so now and I saw the Reverend say this on CNN tonight:
"I guess they thought we were chimpanzees, they will find out we are lions."

I don't mean to needle the Reverend (though I do still bare a bit of anger at the way he went after Howard Dean in 2004) but if you're going to get outraged that someone is depicting you as one kind of animal, does it really make a whole lot of sense to call yourself another kind of animal? Can't they think you're a chimpanzee and find out that you are a human being? Why must they find out you are another animal of the African plains (lions live on the plains right?).

Sorry reverend, but as a History teacher once taught me, even if a mixed metaphor has feathers, it should be derailed.

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