Has this happened to anyone else? I find that in this day and age of ubiquitously accessible, never-ending political porn brought about by broadband internet and 24 hour cable TV, I've become hyper-sensitive to subliminal political messages embedded in everything. For example, my first thought when I heard about the Geena Davis Commander-in-Chief show was that it was a naked attempt to sell the country on the idea of a female president. That one's pretty obvious, but it has gotten worse. This morning, I was driven to writing an angry letter to the Columbus Dispatch in response to a single sentence in a front page puff piece.
The article in question concerned the BMV's censor board for personalized vanity plates and gave amusing examples of those deemed unacceptable, and some apparently borderline examples that were approved. It was this sentence that set me off:
"The panel occasionally fields a request for a political plate, such as BUSHLIEZ, which was allowed because it's unlikely to incite violence."
I sent the following letter in response: