Tony notes how now Guliani has thrown himself at the feet of Jabba Falwell and trying to pose as a right winger. Will any of this work?
Well, perhaps. The celebrity Christians posing as religious leaders (Dobson, Falwell, Robertson, Kennedy, etc.) are far more political than religious. They like being close to power and will try to cultivate that--even if it means two things. 1) bringing the republican party to the laughingstock moment (close, I would say), and 2) finding themselves curiously conflicted on the moral issues they wield as weapons. You know, endorsing torture, defending encroachments on civil liberties, illegal detainments, etc.
And as it turns out, Dobson--the very same one who joked around with Ann Coulter on his radio program--has no sense of humor. Doonesbury had a pretty good strip a few weeks back where they "interview" Dobson about all the divorces on the Republican side and the few from the Democratic candidates. Dobson is asked who actually represents family values, and he responds that the Republicans do, because they oppose gay marriage. Heh.
So how did Dobson respond? After all, he thinks that it is delightful when Ann Coulter mocks liberals, that he has a healthy sense of humor about himself. Wrong. Dobson called out his drones and asked them to berate the papers that carry Doonesbury. So, in other words, Dobson gets a tax exemption to gay bash, but then uses it (as the author of this blog noted) "soothing Dobson's uneasy vanity."
What a tool.