January 28, 2005

Friend of Ronnie's? Yep. But not so "closeted"

Ned Rice at NRO suggests that Republicans and conservatives trying to remain closeted refer to themselves as "Friends of Ronnie," as in former President Ronald Reagan.

It occurs to me that we Hollywood Republicans could save ourselves a lot of trouble by agreeing on some term with which to discreetly identify ourselves in public, much the same way gay men describe themselves as "Friends of Dorothy," or AA members call themselves "Friends of Bill W." I hereby propose that closeted conservatives, whether in Los Angeles or elsewhere, agree to refer to one another whenever discretion is necessary as "Friends of Ronnie," in honor of our 40th president.

Imagine the wasted time and bad bean dip we could spare ourselves with a simple "Friend of Ronnie?" in place of the usual 45-minute dance around the buffet table trying to work "Milton Friedman" or "trust, but verify" into a remark about the weather. Not to mention the countless looks of horror from those who take our political beliefs to be not simply misguided, but actual evidence that we're evil. You know, the tolerant crowd.

Then, again, you can say f--- it, and sport one of my bumper stickers that say "Unapologetically Conservative," or "Black & Unapologetically Conservative."

And if you want one, you can go to my online shop (yes, this is a shameless plug).

I've got coffee mugs & t-shirts there as well. I'm looking at some other products over the next week or two to add to the shop, so if there's something you would like to see, let me know.

Posted by mhking at January 28, 2005 12:15 AM

I do like that bumper sticker...

Posted by: zombyboy at January 28, 2005 02:40 PM

The one republican in my office and I secretly make W hand signs at each other. We haven't found any other friends of Ronnie yet but we are carefully looking.

Posted by: kimbelrley at January 28, 2005 05:21 PM
Post a comment

Remember personal info?