Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Supreme Court Slugger

Under the title "Courtroom Nominee Comes To The Plate" The Wall Street Journal ran a photograph of Supreme Court Nominee, Elena Kagan, playing softball.

According to the Politico some folks are accusing the WSJ of implying Kagan is GAY.
A spokeswoman for the Wall Street Journal said today its cover art was not intended as innuendo about Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's sexual orientation after the paper's front-page use of an image of Kagan playing softball provoked a mixture of irritation and amusement from gay and lesbian advocates.

"It clearly is an allusion to her being gay. It's just too easy a punch line," said Cathy Renna, a former spokesperson for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation who is now a consultant. "The question from a journalistic perspective is whether it’s a descriptive representation of who she might be as a judge. Have you ever seen a picture of Clarence Thomas bowling?"
Of course you've never seen a picture of Clarence Thomas bowling because that would prove he's white. Because, as we know, only tacky, dumb, white people bowl. Just like only lesbians play softball.

Here's an old picture of me playing softball. Does this mean I'm gay?

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