Tuesday, January 25, 2005

They Laughed at the Poor

We missed this in all the coverage of the Second Inaugural until just this second, but it's worth twice its weight in symbolic import. Comedian and impressionist Rich Little (remember him? Republicans can't get A-list celebrities, so they settle for has-beens) entertained at one of the balls:

"Little said he missed and adored the late President Ronald Reagan and 'I wish he was here tonight, but as a matter of fact he is,' and he proceeded to impersonate Reagan, saying, 'You know, somebody asked me, "Do you think the war on poverty is over?" I said, "Yes, the poor lost." ' The crowd went wild."

That would be "the crowd" of furred up and bejeweled Republican donors who make us so proud as a nation for our "moral values."

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