Passing out contraception without any deeper context or conversation is degrading and disrespectful -- to men and women. Tell me I'm crazy.
As Andrew writes, it's not so much that Lopez believes this nonsense, it's that she can't fathom how anyone would not believe that condoms are evil.
She's crazy. We're not talking about condoms for kids here. We're talking about condoms for adults. We know she's nuts because she insisted only a couple of weeks' back that Rick Santorum - as an empirical prediction - would win in Pennsylvania. She is delusional, but she is also a fanatic. Notice how she cannot even understand how anyone could really disagree with her about the "evil" of contraception. In her cocoon, this may be true. The theocon right absolutely believes that contraception is just as immoral as gay sex. If they could ban it, discourage it, prevent its availability, they would. And with the appointment of Eric Keroack at HHS, we have new evidence they are.
K-Lo's Santorum obsession was quite the show. Whenever the pressure of the impending elections got to heavy for me, I'd head on over to the Corner to read Lopez' latest predictions of Santorum's huge victory, all the way to the bitter end. At first, I thought it was adorable. She was so obsessed to the point of delusion that it was kind of endearing. Kind of like pugs being so ugly that they're cute.
And while I was eager to see her delusions shattered on election night, something happened that I never would've thought possible -- Lopez got crazier. There was the suggestions that he be named the next secretary of defense, then U.N. ambassador. Her Santorum posts got so weird and incessant that her colleagues at the Corner started shifting uncomfortably.
John Podhertz, clearly sensing Lopez' mad descent into lunacy, first tried to knock some sense into her:
Kathryn, I know you're Upset, But Face It [John Podhoretz]
Santorum lost by 18 points. Casey won nearly 60 percent of the vote. Casey ran exactly the right race to win a landslide.
When that didn't work, he tried to head her off.
Moratorium Deal [John Podhoretz]
I promise not to mention anything having to do with science fiction for a month, Kathryn, if you will forbear on the matter of a certain defeated Senator...
Terms of a deal on Romney to be offered later...
After which Lopez snapped.
RE: MORATORIUM DEAL [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
He lost. Our loss. The week is over. Was a closing.
But no you haven't heard the last of him, please God. And you'll be hearing a lot more of Romney, and certainly not just from me. Also an excellent thing.
Good night -- henceforth without my incessant posts about good people saying important things.
That was weird. And it prompted this really pathetic Podhoretz response:
Hey, K-Lo, Don't Go Away Mad! [John Podhoretz]
Now you know how Trekkies felt when they canceled the show after the third season
So while she's probably still muttering about Santorum's loss as she tries to rock herself to sleep, her Romney obsession is starting to heat up. That should be quite entertaining as well.