"There is always a philosophy for lack of courage."—Albert Camus

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Trump Thumped

I previously wrote approvingly of Donald ("The Donald") Trump's Jesusian wisdom in the matter of the fallen woman, Miss USA Tara Conner.


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I recounted a favorite story, where a crowd of Pharisees and the like had gathered around a similarly fallen woman, but Jesus said, "Let the one who is without sin cast the first stone."

All of a sudden, a woman elbows her way through the crowd hefting a huge boulder, which she promptly crashes down on the poor girl's head. Jesus turns and says, "Mother! You're always spoiling my fun!"

Oh, man, we Catholics love that one. Anyway, today the vivacious Rosie O'Donnell cast herself in the role of our deranged Virgin Mary and pelted The Donald over his various adulteries and divorces, expressing her grave reservations about his suitability as any sort of national moral compass. She'd make for one fine Pharisee, I think, except for being Irish.

His noggin no doubt smarting over such a brutal beaning, Trump retorted, "Rosie O'Donnell is disgusting, both inside and out. You take a look at her, she looks like a slob, she talks like a truck driver. She'll say anything that comes to her mind and you know her show failed when it was a talk show---the ratings went very low and very bad, and she got essentially thrown off television, and I mean, she's basically a disaster." Trump went on to say that he might send some presumably male friends over to steal O'Donnell's girlfriend.

Decidedly unJesusian, Donald. America's moral compass spins wildly out of control, like its hair.

2 comments:

Francis W. Porretto said...

Un-Jesus-like? Well, yes. But you have to admit, Trump's diatribe was a lot more memorable than "I'll pray for you." Though, if I may judge from my own experiences with the latter phrase, perhaps not as infuriating.

Tom Van Dyke said...

Well, Fran, I do admit I could have edited Trump's remarks in the interest of good taste, if not prayerfulness.

;-)

Still, he missed an opportunity to follow up on a rare moment of decency if not transcendence. I'd have remembered it, and believe Someone Else would have, too.