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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Censoring Elton: in perspective

Posted By on Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 11:12 AM

Suzi Parker, writing for Politics Daily, adds a little perspective to yesterday's news that a Harps store in Mountain Home put up placards to block the image of Elton John, his partner and their adopted child shown on the cover of US Weekly. She cites examples of some of our less-proud moments when it comes to sensitivity and openness, but also acknowledges examples of progress. This anecdote caught my eye:

Even governors can take a step or two from progress. Former Gov. Mike Huckabee once bragged on "Morning Joe" about eating fried squirrel. "When I was in college, we used to take a popcorn popper, because that was the only thing they would let us use in the dorm, and we would fry squirrels in a popcorn popper in the dorm room." (For the record, few Arkansans have ever done this, according to my own informal survey.)

Backwards, maybe. Hillarious, yes.

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