Diary

Two Can Play At The Sloganeering Game

By now, you have probably seen the following ditty floating around in the Blogosphere, and in some places outside the Blogosphere as well. Here it is:

Jesus was a community organizer.

Pontius Pilate was a governor.

Clever! Very, very clever! Of course, there is that small problem concerning the fact that this kind of sloganeering only serves to reinforce the belief of others that the Obama campaign sees its candidate as being on par with some sort of divinity and that this at-least-quasi-blasphemic statement might actually turn off the very evangelicals that the Obama campaign wants to try to peel off the larger evangelical community so as to put a serious dent in John McCain’s base. But hey, never let the winning of an election get in the way of a clever insult that may go astray.

To be sure, however, witticisms are a fun game for everyone to play at. Here’s my effort:

Dwight Eisenhower was a war hero.

Adlai Stevenson was a politician from the state of Illinois.

Maybe we can bumper-stickerize that one.