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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Minority-group politics

Posted By on 02.11.07 at 07:10 AM

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Hemant Mehta, the Chicago-based blogger of Friendly Atheist, went to a Young Democrats of America fund-raiser and met the main speaker, Christie Vilsack, wife of former Iowa governor and would-be president Tom Vilsack. The reconstructed dialogue:

Us: We’re atheists.

Mrs. Vilsack: [Blank stare.]

Us: How does Governor Vilsack feel about church-state separation?

Mrs. Vilsack: “I’ve never had that conversation with him!”

Us: Interesting… Here are our business cards. [They say “Secular Student Alliance” on them.]

Mrs. Vilsack: [Reads the cards] “They have groups for everything, don’t they!?”

Us: *sigh*

Mehta's conclusion:  "Clearly we atheists don't exist." 

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