Monday, August 11, 2003
Pathetic Pat Robertson

Kit over at Paperfrog has this piece about that ugly Pat Robertson, his ugly praying for US Supreme Court justices to keel over and die, and his ugly business connections with now-deposed Liberian president Charles Taylor.

I'm almost ashamed to admit it, but way back in high school, I dated a girl whose mom was ahead of the curve in terms of being part of that early small group who watched Robertson and his 700 Club television show. She was a sweet woman, but an over-the-top religious freak. Her idea of a fun on a Friday night at home was kneeling in prayer for several hours, maybe with some speaking in tongues thrown in. Then watching the 700 Club.

Thanks to folks like her, and the money they gave him, Robertson got over the initial hump required to stay in the televangelizing business and have all that moolah stashed away somewhere.