Garrison Keillor says Keith Ellison, 'lackluster black Muslim,' is wrong for DNC chair
Garrison Keillor, the beloved "Prairie Home Companion" creator as homespun as hot dish and Christmas sweaters, has a mighty case of post-election nihilism.
In a recent editorial for the Washington Post, Keillor expounds on his general loss of faith in the American electorate, from the Republicans who protest-voted for a heart attack-inducing whoopee cushion of a president, to the Democrats wandering lost in the woods.
It’s the written equivalent of a temper tantrum, and specifically saves a few clumsy jabs for Minnesota’s own Keith Ellison.
“A lackluster black Muslim congressman from Minneapolis is a leading candidate for chair of the Democratic National Committee, the person who will need to connect with disaffected workers in Youngstown and Pittsburgh,” Keillor writes. “Why not a ballet dancer or a Buddhist monk?”