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Friday, October 31, 2008 5:24 pm

Elizabeth Dole’s question

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 5:24 pm
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U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole has a new ad out that asks, “If Godless Americans threw a party in your honor, would you go?”

Since the question is directed to me as a voter, not a candidate, allow me to answer that question:

I would decide whether or not to go based on the criteria by which I always decide whether or not to go to a party. Those criteria include:

  • Where and when is it? Do I have a conflict?
  • Will anyone be there whom I know?
  • Does the party have an agenda or theme (e.g., Halloween, New Year’s, somebody’s birthday)?
  • Will there be cake? Ice cream?
  • Would I have the opportunity to proselytize?
  • And, most importantly, can I get a babysitter?

Would I ditch the party solely because Godless Americans threw it? Heck, no. For one thing, at least half the people Jesus spent time with appear to have been atheists.

Also: Party.


  1. APL: “Will there be alcohol?”

    Comment by APL — Friday, October 31, 2008 9:04 pm @ 9:04 pm

  2. I pride myself on my open-mindedness, APL, and would not necessarily ditch a party simply because it lacked alcohol. Of course, anyone throwing me a party probably would know my preferences in this area and accommodate them.

    Comment by Lex — Friday, October 31, 2008 9:13 pm @ 9:13 pm

  3. My list would have to include: Do I have to dress up? (Nice up not costume up)

    If I’m going to wear heels, there had better be alcohol and I’m gonna have to like you A LOT.

    I wonder if Dole would now classify a Halloween party as a “godless ritual”?

    Comment by liz — Saturday, November 1, 2008 9:19 am @ 9:19 am

  4. I imagine that if it was a party in your honor, you could wear whatever you pleased. I’m thinking whale-skin bomber jacket and heels decorated with baby seal eyes. For you, I mean.

    Comment by Lex — Saturday, November 1, 2008 9:50 am @ 9:50 am

  5. What kind of cake?

    Comment by Beau — Saturday, November 1, 2008 10:06 am @ 10:06 am

  6. Cake or death?

    Comment by liz — Sunday, November 2, 2008 9:56 am @ 9:56 am

  7. If there are inflatables, I’m always in.

    Comment by Gerald — Monday, November 3, 2008 11:34 am @ 11:34 am

  8. Dude. Too much information.

    Comment by Lex — Monday, November 3, 2008 12:24 pm @ 12:24 pm

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