Can we talk? Honestly, I was really having trouble figuring out who was the annoying Burgher of the week. Was it Hines Ward, who I secretly am supporting in his quest for moolah? Is it the judge that gave a slap on the wrist to the drug dealer that sold ecstasy that killed a girl? Is it you, Dan Sparvero of Fox Chapel? Why yes, it is!
Who the crap is Dan Sparvero of Fox Chapel, you innocently ask? He is a PG letter to the editor writer whose political bias is brighter and shinier than a 1,000 million suns.
This is NOT a political blog. As an author, I do not lean left (as seen in my defense of the Republicans that held the protest), nor do I lean right, (as seen in my willingness to go after Santorum). Therefore, when I wrote my post in praise of Dan (NOT Dan Sparvero), I was simply reacting to the fact that the Dems at this event had not one iota of a sense of humor. Again, nothing to do with homosexuality. The dems behaved poorly in the face of a humorous protest that ONLY turned ugly when they did.
Obviously Dan Sparvero of Fox Chapel is refusing to look at things with a sense of humor, nor an objective mind. If one would simply remove the Democratic/Republican filter with which they read news stories, one can EASILY see that the Democrats needed a couple thousand chill pills at this event. But Dan Sparvero of Fox Chapel chooses to ignore that, and only attack the Republicans, particularly the large-huevo-having Dan.
Look, Howard Dean is not gay. We know this. I don’t believe Dan was gay bashing at all. I’m not saying he couldn’t have chosen a better thing to say, but he was just called a homophobe by the Dems and cursed at by them. I don’t believe this was meant as gay-bashing, and it is unfortunate that it is how some saw it.
I love it how Dan Sparvero of Fox Chapel says that my Dan embarrassed everyone from himself to the entire Republican Party, while not mentioning that the dems at the event, with their venom spewing left and right, ripping signs and generally flipping the hell out, certainly weren’t doing themselves nor their party any favors in the image department.
People. Please. Politics is a passionate subject. But for the love of God, be willing to look at an issue fairly. Hey I have no problem with Dan Sparvero of Fox Chapel speaking out against my Dan, but don’t judge and criticize him while completely ignoring the fact that those on your side didn’t behave any better, if not a HELL of a lot worse.