And he may be coming to your town next to belittle you and your community. Remember that hit piece David Finkel did on Texas last year? I do, though I can't find it right now (update later). It profiled a guy and his family and his love for his truck, Jesus and Hooters. Something like that. You know what Texans are like.
Anyway, this time he's gone to Utah to profile a town of Randolph, population 480, in which 95.6% of the town voted for Bush. Randolph fails the the tests of political correctness by their lack of diversity:
Terrorist threats? That's anywhere but here. Iraq? That's somewhere over there. Hurricane Katrina? That was somewhere down there. Illegal immigrants? Not here, where everyone is fond of Ramon, who came long ago from Mexico and is married to the Catholic woman, who is the one non-Mormon everyone mentions when the conversation turns to religious diversity. As for racial diversity, everyone says there are three African Americans in the county, including the twins on the high school cheerleading squad, which also includes a Hispanic, according to the superintendent of schools, Dale Lamborn, which means "we've probably got the most diverse cheerleading squad in the state."Well, Randolph, meet David Finkel, The Washington Post's pseudo-reporter, writing like an alien from the planet Omicron-Persei 8, or like Americans are the aliens. It's understandable, though, because I'm sure he doesn't know anybody who voted for Bush.
What else is here?
One main road that is 1.3 miles long from the county building on the north end to the fence on the south end with the faded yellow ribbon on it in honor of the only child of Randolph so far to have gone to Iraq.
One church, where everyone gathered to welcome the young man home from Iraq with ice cream.
One post office, with one full-time employee, Postmaster Gage Slusser Jr., who, as everyone knows, was one of the 17 to vote for John Kerry in 2004. "The village pseudo-intellectual," Slusser calls himself. "Don't get me wrong," he adds. "These are good people."
I'll echo what one resident said, "Don't be wise, bubble eyes, or I'll knock you down to peanut size."
More: If WaPo wants to be a national paper, then why don't they treat the rest of America like it's in the same nation as Washington? I'm just sayin'.