posted on August 18, 2012 13:16
The author of a recent guest blog (“GOP Sex Change 2012”) was amused by the comments she provoked. She responds:
“Your readers' comments about my Shirtless Paul Ryan guest column demonstrate the depth at which the True Believers have their collective pointy little heads stuck in the sand. In no way was I implying that the biggest problem in our country is whether or not there are pics of a shirtless Paul Ryan showing up all over the place. One of our many problems in the age of sharing every salacious detail and potentially compromising photo that can possibly be unearthed about candidates of both parties: that the media (mainstream and just plain weird alike) seem to THINK that the people of America WANT to see a picture of a shirtless Paul Ryan. I base that assertion on the number of times I've seen these pictures on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, Inside Edition, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
“I'm just glad Mitt didn't choose Newt Gingrich for his running mate. We know the guy's been to the beach somewhere along the line, and there's just no way to ‘un-see’ a shirtless Newt when that photo gets out.”