Do Republicans Have Cooties?
In today's New York Times, Peter, Paul & Mary's Mary Travers talks reminisces about the 1960s, protest music and her recent bone marrow transplant:
The cancer diagnosis came quickly, she recalled. When chemotherapy did not work, she waited for a bone marrow transplant. It turned out that her donor was named Mary and, like Ms. Travers, had two daughters. Ms. Travers, a lifetime Democrat, joked with her family that she wondered if a Republican's marrow had save her body. She learned that this was indeed true when she called the other Mary to thank her.
I don't think she's kidding. She really did ask her bone marrow donor what political party she belonged to. Wow. Was she afraid that the marrow had Republican cooties and that she was suddenly going to start believing in capitalism and small government?
I joke about people thinking I'm evil simply because I've voted for Republicans, but I didn't realize how serious some people are about their political affiliation. Perhaps liberals should be able to declare that they only want liberal organs and conservatives should be forced to have a special donor sticker on their driver's licenses. Just a thought. I wouldn't want anyone to be inadvertently contaminated by my crazy Republican germs.
Posted by at June 14, 2006 09:35 AM
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|# June 14th, 2006 9:52 AM BVBigBro|
|I think it was all said in good humor. |
|# June 14th, 2006 9:58 AM kris|
|Like how when Reagan asked if his doctors were Republicans when he was shot?
Perhaps. Of course, that wouldn't give me something to write about