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Many Of You Have Wondered Why I’m Friends With A Republican Girl

Hi all,

I’ve mentioned my friend Moya from time to time in this blog, usually with some teasing reference to the fact that she is–oh the eternal, undying shame–a Republican. Yet manages to remain a good person and a fine (in more than one sense of the word) friend.

As further proof that a heart does beat in that (rather spectacular) chest, she’s participating in AIDSWalk. She has a page set up where you can pledge (must be the influence of me and her other liberal friends–she lives in San Francisco, for crying out loud). I’ve already pledged a small amount.

This morning Moya asked if I’d give you, my vast reading audience, a chance to do the same. Since I can deny her nothing (she’s been there for me on too many occasions, she likes Kirsty MacColl, just got a cat & quotes Tim Robbins), here is the link.

I pledged in the name of the author (Diary Of A Mad Playwright, Good Times/Bad Times) James Kirkwood, who died of AIDS around 88/89. If I’d thought of it I also would have put it in the name of Richard Hunt, the Muppeteer (he played Scooter, Statler, Beaker, Sweetums and Junior Gorg).

So the improbable has actually occured–the truly “compassionate conservative”. New miracles! New miracles! But all kidding aside–good person, good friend, good cause.

As always, this public service announcement has been brought to you by the Eagle Hand Laundry Company. If your eagles’ hands are dirty…


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