December 21, 2004

Remember, It's "For The Children"

Douglas Kern evidently has been at the spiked egg-nog a wee bit early, judging by this hilarious debate with his, erm, Not Brother-In-Law, over P.J. O'Rourke's assertion that Santa is a Democrat.

My favorite point/counterpoint moment:

KERN: Santa's aggressive adherence to a binary naughty/nice list suggests an impatience for nuanced moral positions that betrays his Republican preferences.

NOT BROTHER-IN-LAW: Santa's list is to presents what Scripture is to Episcopalianism: a meaningless set of prescriptions meant to allay the concerns of the far right. Surely you have noticed that millions of "bad" people receive excellent presents every year.

Ain't it the truth. Game, set and match as far as I'm concerned. Santa remains a Donk.

Yips! to James Joyner.

Posted by Robert at December 21, 2004 09:29 AM

As a frequently bemused 'piskie, that one destroyed me too...

Posted by: Cassandra at December 21, 2004 02:09 PM

Interesting debate, but I'm not so sure that Santa represents democracy. Seems more like a totalitarian regime he's running. Where is the due process? What procedures are in place in case he has wrongfully placed someone on the naughty list? Where is election by the people? No, he's a big, fat, red-wearing dictator using gifts to control the masses.

Posted by: Marjorie at December 22, 2004 08:40 AM
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