16. November 2004 · Comments Off on Garrison Keillor — Ceasing to be funny · Categories: General Nonsense, Politics, Rant

I continue to be reminded of why I don’t support National Public Radio. Here’s a story about Prairie Home Companion’s Garrison Keillor:

Not one to shy away from speaking his mind, Keillor proposed a solution to what he deemed a fundamental problem with U.S. elections. “I’m trying to organize support for a constitutional amendment to deny voting rights to born-again Christians,” Keillor smirked. “I feel if your citizenship is in Heaven—like a born again Christian’s is—you should give up your citizenship. Sorry, but this is my new cause. If born again Christians are allowed to vote in this country, then why not Canadians?”

(Hat tip again to Instapundit)

How brave, Garry, to take on born-again Christians. I wonder if you’d get the same sort of laughs with a similar joke about another religious or ethnic group. All in jest, I’m sure. Right?

I used to be a big fan of PHC, but for the past few years, Keillor has been speaking out about his politics more and more, including on the show, so I don’t find it very interesting anymore. It’s hard to separate the two in my mind.

Like Laura Ingraham says, “Shut Up and Sing” .

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