Because I have a whole host of partially written blog postings on things that are far more interesting, but the sun is shining and I’d rather be in my garden than … well, anything.
My goals as a writer: A) to write something that gets banned; and B) to be called a pencil-necked thief by a Republican.
On his blog, author Neil Gaiman tells how he has someone managed to earn the ire of Minnesota House majority leader, Matt Dean.
Matt Dean, on the other hand, has been giving a lot of thought to me. During a debate on cutting money for the arts, we learn that,
Dean said that Gaiman, “who I hate,” was a “pencil-necked little weasel who stole $45,000 from the state of Minnesota.”
Dean, like most of his ilk, is a fan of ignorance and a hater of the arts, and his little scree was directed, surprise-surprise, against Minnesota Public Radio. One wonders if Dean would be so put out if the speaker were, oh, I dunno, Sarah Palin?
It actually gets weirder. Dean issued a non-pology:
“My mom is staying with us right now because my wife’s out of town,” Dean said. “She was very angry this morning and always taught me not to be a name caller. And I shouldn’t have done it, and I apologize.”
Shorter Dean. “I married my wife so that I would have a built-in, unpaid, housekeeper. When she’s gone, Mommy has to take care of me.”