Thursday, March 22, 2018

Porno Pete vs. John Oliver and Pence's daughter buys Oliver's book

It's not really a fair fight. John Oliver had a great piece last Sunday highlighting Mike Pence's self-righteous anti-LGBT hypocrisy. Pence is a piece of work. He manages to dodge any question that isn't scripted in his talking points. The super-moralist is not terribly honest about many things. Yet he remains a symbol of extreme hatred and bigotry.

Enter hate group leader Peter LaBarbera:

Obsessed with Celebrating Homosexuality: HBO late night host John Oliver uses Vice President Mike Pence and his Christian faith as a punching bag. Oliver created a version of Pence’s daughter’s children’s book about their pet rabbit by making the rabbit “gay.”
Oh the poor thing. If Peter LaBarbera did not exist, we would have to invent him to advance LGBT rights. Someone on Pence's staff has a brain (probably Nick Ayers). That is not an endorsement of Ayers — I think he's a schmuck — but he is a great deal smarter than Mr. LaBarbera (which isn't saying much). The following appeared in People:
Mike Pence’s daughter revealed she bought a copy of the sold-out parody children’s book that trolled her vice presidential father.

“I have bought his book,” Charlotte Pence said of John Oliver’s gay-themed love story, A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, that was released in response to Marlon Bundo’s A Day in the Life of the Vice President, the tale about the family’s pet rabbit written by the 24-year-old and illustrated by her mother, First Lady Karen Pence.

“He’s giving proceeds of the book to charity, and we’re also giving proceeds of our book to charity, so I really think that we can all get behind it,” Charlotte told ITK as reported by The Hill on Wednesday. “It doesn’t have to be divisive. I think that everybody can come together over Marlon.”
Privately, the steam expelled from Mike Pence's ears could take the wrinkles out of an old bedspread but they have put the best possible public face on the situation. Mr. LaBarbera, on the other hand, remains highly entertaining as a caricature of a Christian zealot with bulging eyes, both hands raised in a plea to the deity with one hand holding a Bible and protruding temples (the anatomical kind).

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