The most solemnist pledge I'll ever make

Regular readers know that I don't make too many pledges. Circumstances have a way of changing, and if you've taken a "pledge" or a vow or a resolution about something (like the "I will never vote for McCain" pledge that was going around a year ago), you've cemented yourself into something and you'll look like a flake without integrity if you break it. Moreover, many of these "pledges" are promoted by peer pressure, which always raises my hackles.

But, does that mean I have taken a pledge against ever taking a pledge? Hardly. As it happens, I have found a political pledge I'm almost 100% certain I can follow.

It's Kyle-Ann Shiver's national unity pledge! the interest of national unity, I hereby resolve that I will not travel to Washington, D.C., dress up in tacky pink lingerie, and storm the halls of Congress, yelling "War criminal!" at the top of my lungs at President Obama. Even if I find every single one of his policy decisions absolutely reprehensible, I will refrain from this particular type of disunity.
Hear hear!

(And read it all.)

I solemnly pledge that you will not see me dressed in pink lingerie screaming "War criminal" at President Obama at the top of my lungs.

As Jimmy Carter used to say, "You can depend on it!"

posted by Eric on 11.18.08 at 12:37 PM


Are you leaving the door open for lingerie of other hues?

Rhodium Heart   ·  November 18, 2008 3:13 PM

Although I've been told that I'm pretty in pink, I shall take the pledge. I'm just that goddamned swell.

Jim - PRS   ·  November 19, 2008 2:41 AM

As I told leftists when they pretended to be outraged that President Bush called us to "war" without FDR-style "sacrifices," (not that they could shut up about high gas prices, the equivalent of rationing), one sacrifice they could make would be keeping their opposition temperate and fair.

I plan to take my own advice.

Brett   ·  November 19, 2008 8:29 AM

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