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March 04, 2005

Senator Ted Stevens Isn't -- What's the Word...? -- Ah Yes: Smart

Apparently he got the notion to crusade against cable television when he was offended by a cartoon playing on that little-known pay-for-play "cable channel" known as NBC.

The cynic in me says he's playing dumb now in order to claim he didn't actually mean, you know, cable.

Maybe he's just preparing a shift to feigned-ignorance defense of, "Of course I meant broadcast TV; I just said cable because I get my broadcast TV over cable, and I became confused."

Sort of like Unfrozen Cave-Man Lawyer. "I don't know whether the talking spirits in my magic viewing box come there by flying through the air or crawling through a cable; I'm just a simple Unfrozen Cave-Man Senator. But I do know this: we have got to crack down on obscenity on the public airwaves, lest the very foundations of our civilization sink into the swamp of licentiousness and all manners of depravity and wickedness."

Update/Retraction: See-Dubya wants me to admit that this was Ted Stevens' notion, and that it was unfair and pre-mature to blame this, as I previously did, on the religious right.

I suppose that's right. I guess the religious right gets blamed for enough without me making assumptions.

The previous post, I guess, should just be read as a general admonition of caution to those inclined along Ted Stevens' way of thinking.

This is not the time for this sort of thing. In fact, I don't think it will ever be the time for it.

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