Maureen Dowd: A Bunch of Krabby Patties
As usual, Maureen Dowd goes a little over the top in Sunday's column, but her points are well taken. The whole SpongeBob controversy just amazes me. I've seen a segment of the alleged brainwashing piece and it's nothing but cute, with hundreds of kids' favorites, encouraging little ones to get along with everyone, no matter their skin color, religion, or, yes, sexual identity. That Dr. Dobson would be outraged by this is certainly telling. If he's not for tolerance, then he must be for intolerance. Is that Christian? Is he suggesting kids should start beating up their gay friends? It's just breathtakingly ignorant. Dowd ties this brouhaha into Bush's inaugural address, which has also lit a firestorm around the world. Can't we all just get along?