Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ask the Experts

T'would Be A Shame About Barney Frank, But I Am Still Peeved About That One Thing

by William Shakespeare

I am obviously not referring to Congressman Barney Frank's sexual orientation. As some my sonnets suggest, I'm OK with that. What I'm not OK with, however, is how, in a remark intending to clarify that he supports Civil Rights but condemns cultural snobbery, Congressman Frank makes me a symbol of the latter. This is his lame attempt at being humorous:

"I fully believe in the government's right to interfere with my choice of neighbors, it is my personal preference for softball over Shakespeare that I wish to protect against the culture-mongers."

Yes, I admit that 1966 was a long time ago. But 'tis my right to hold a grudge, is it not?


  1. C'mon! Give the guy a break. He didn't come out until 1987, so I think the "softball over Shakespeare" comment easily falls under the "Me Thinks He Doth Protest Too Much" column. Just like I'm always defending afros, mullets, and pompodours on guys (ask Caroline). I"m sure if you ask Barney now, he'll have glowing things to say about the Elizabethan collar. Is that un-PC?

  2. You got a point there. We all evolve eventually, right?