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May 04, 2005

Media Piously Instructs Laura Bush, "Don't Work Blue"

Instapunk defends.

Including from some social conservatives, like the very lovely and very talented Michelle Malkin.

Look-- if you can't make the most anodyne jokes about sex -- or lack thereof; this was the standard frustrated-wife schtick -- even when you are in a marriage, when the heck can you make such jokes?

These jokes weren't "beneath" her. They're beneath almost no one, except for people who are very insistent on trying to emulate Christ in his words and his deeds. And kudos to them, but that's a very abstemious lifestyle choice, and one most of us aren't willing to undertake.

Even most of believing Christians won't go so far as to say that a bit of potty-humor or a sexual double-entendre is an actual sin. Maybe not Christ-like, but a sin?

And the horse joke wasn't foul. It was just stupid and corny and very, very old. It was Jeff Foxworthy's C-level material. Actually, it wasn't even his C-level material; it was C-level material for those lunkhead hangers-on that kiss his ass all the time, like the "Get 'er done" guy.

It's not as if Laura Bush went out there and did a dramatic reading of the Wit and Wisdom of Pat O'Brien. At no point did she instruct George that "You have to pretend to be into Lynne Cheney," for instance.

Seriously: Aren't married people the ones who are supposed to be having sex?

(In theory, I mean.)

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