Carol Platt Liebau: Waiting for the Sniggering to Start . . .

Friday, May 11, 2007

Waiting for the Sniggering to Start . . .

Remember all the sniggering from the press that was elicited by news that the Justice Department had bought drapes to cover two nude statues on certain occasions? Reliable reports that then-Attorney General Ashcroft had had nothing to do with the decision were, in most cases, simply ignored by the press. The meme was that God-fearing hard right Christian John Ashcroft was covering the statues because they offended his aesthetic sensibilities -- and it was too "perfect" to allow facts to get in the way.

This morning, we learn from The Smoking Gun that some of the art at a Virginia gallery was either draped or moved before the arrival of Barack Obama for a fundraiser. Want to bet that this news won't get the same kind of sneering coverage that was reserved for Ashcroft? What a difference a party affiliation makes!


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