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Blame it on Boston

06/29/2005 02:03 pm 14:03:55 | Updated May 25, 2011

I’m tired of all the outrage. Not other people’s outrage, my own outrage. And I don’t mean I’m sick of it; I mean I’m worn out. And just when it looks likes I want to take a breather and write something light and fluffy, Senator Santorum comes along and makes me get back on the treadmill.

What am I going to do with these guys? Look at this quote from Rick Santorum (R-PA) about the Catholic child abuse cases:

“It is startling that those in the media and academia appear most disturbed by this aberrant behavior, since they have zealously promoted moral relativism by sanctioning "private" moral matters such as alternative lifestyles. Priests, like all of us, are affected by culture. When the culture is sick, every element in it becomes infected. While it is no excuse for this scandal, it is no surprise that Boston, a seat of academic, political and cultural liberalism in America, lies at the center of the storm.”

Okay, okay, he just compared “alternative lifestyles” to pedophilia. And he said the media and university professors are to blame for encouraging this type of child abuse. This guy is unbelievable. The only thing more unbelievable is that a state like Pennsylvania would even consider re-electing this guy.

But I’m beyond it, simply because I’m tired of being outraged at these clowns (if they were just relegated to the sidelines, as all good clowns should be, I could actually be entertained by this sideshow; but it’s hard to laugh when they’re in charge of our government). So, that’s not what inspired me to write about this. It was the Boston comment.

Does anyone remember that Boston is still in the United States? Does anyone remember that we started a little revolution there called … the American Revolution? And the men (liberals) who started that revolution were called our Founding Fathers? Even their football team is called the Patriots.

I’m not from Boston (although I had my first radio job there and so it has a little special place in my heart), and I’m annoyed at how much conservatives love to rag on the city. If I was from there, I’d want to go on the warpath. You don’t think we’re tough or patriotic enough, why don’t you step in the ring with Tedy Bruschi, Tom Brady and Larry Izzo?

These Republicans act like Massachusetts is a state in France when it’s one of our proudest states. If that’s how they feel, why don’t they leave Massachusetts and never run another Republican candidate there again?

The other comical (and here I agree with Woody Allen that tragedy and comedy are beginning to meld into one) point of view represented in the above quote is that Boston is somehow responsible for child abuse since it is at the epicenter of liberalism. As my co-host, Ben Mankiewicz, said on the air yesterday, that’s like blaming the conservative culture coming out of Kansas for the BTK killer. In other words, it’s asinine.

But then again, these are the same clowns who thought it made sense to attack Iraq because it was in the center of the geographic region where terrorism was coming from. That’s like Roosevelt saying China is in the center of the geographic region where our enemies in Asia are coming from, so we have decided to attack China instead of Japan for Pearl Harbor.

It would be funny, if it weren’t so sad.