I wouldn’t have bothered to put this up – short version; CodePink threw glitter at Tim Pawlenty because Pawlenty opposes same-sex marriage. Speaking as a supporter of same-sex marriage, I personally don’t care overmuch one way or the other about empty gestures like these, but having CodePink join the cause… well, let me put it this way…
Actually, let me not. That might have earned me a libel suit. Suffice it to say, I’m not a fan.
Anyway, Jim Geraghty had a good line:
During the Bush years, no administration official or Pentagon official could finish a sentence of testimony on Capitol Hill without some aged activist whose physique strangely suggested a great deal of inactivism leaping out of her chair and screaming some incoherent chant as a tired Capitol Police officer dragged them away, oh so slowly.
Which reminded me of a bumper sticker that I saw yesterday: the ‘classic’ “It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.” Given the way that the Obama administration – who the bumper sticker owner proudly voted for, judging from the other bumper stickers* – has gutted school choice and expanded our war footprint, it’s a good thing that irony isn’t actually a living thing; these days, it’d be on the Endangered Species List.
PS: One of these days, somebody is going to taser a CodePinker for pulling stunts like this. Given the anthrax scares of the previous decade, I’m kind of surprised that nobody has, yet…
*Twenty or so. Yes. One of those.