Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Former intern, making trouble

Monique Stuart, whom I worked with when she interned at The Washington Times, is featured in a story today in the OP (Other Paper) about conservative students fighting "The Vagina Monologues" on campus:

During winter break of her senior year, she retyped "The Vagina Monologues," replacing every use of the word "vagina" with "penis," and called the result "The Penis Monologues."
"When you call it 'The Penis Monologues,' that's ridiculous. It's ridiculous on the other side as well," she says.
Stuart held a reading of her rewrite last spring and invited Hoff Sommers to campus for a lecture. To promote it, a friend of Stuart's dressed in a six-foot phallus costume and distributed fliers.

LOL! I can't claim credit for inspiring this bit of genius. But I do remember advising another College Republican that the "affirmative action bake sale" was getting a bit old: "How about an Endangered Species Barbecue?"

As I explained elsewhere, it was Ann Coulter who converted Monique to the conservative cause:

But if you will watch the video of Ann's appearance at CPAC, you will see her introduced by a young woman named Monique Stuart. And you will hear Monique explain that she was a liberal Democrat until the day she saw her college professor (attempt to) debate Miss Coulter: She demolished his arguments with ease, style and humor. She's done the same thing on campus after campus.

That's one reason I stoutly defended Coulter during her CPAC imbroglio. Coulter is funny. Monique is funny. And funny is ... well, it's funny. People like funny. Stop being so serious and have a little fun. It drives the liberals nuts to see conservatives having fun.


P.S.: Interns in Washington these days have to put up with lots of rude jokes from friends and family. I think we know who to blame for that, don't we?