Saturday, March 14, 2009
Sorry, I couldn't help myself! Why wading in the mudpit with Chad and Mark can be so fun.
I could spend all day following the sophomoric bickering among some of our town's more prominent voices: Chad Vegas, the pastor and member of the Kern High School District, former city councilman Mark Salvaggio and the self-important Mark Martinez (pictured)out at Cal State Bakersfield. This is a field day for political theater (see previous post) so I couldn't resist posting Mark's response to Chad's response to a Salvaggio post. So confusing but so fun to follow. For those who don't know, Mark and Chad represent the far extremes of the political spectrum: Chad a thoughtful voice on the religious right and Mark an articulate far lefty who is fond of wrapping himself in the activist skin of "la raza." The background of this catfight is less important than the wonderfully tactless language they use. Here's Mark:
"If, after reading his heartfelt and insightful comments, quoting Proverbs 26:4 to Mark is all you can come up with you have issues. Still, I agree that Proverbs has much to say to all of us. This one in particular seems appropriate, Proverbs 26:7 'Like the legs of the lame that hang limp is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
Before you respond, you might want to think of this one, Proverbs 26: 11, "As a dog returns to his own vomit, so a fool repeats his folly." I can do this all day. In fact, if you want to join me, you can come on my radio program this afternoon. I have someone scheduled for the 3 pm time slot, so you'll have to call in during the first hour. I'm bringing my Bible."
Ouch! Can this get any better?