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"I Think My Dog's a Democrat", by Brian Lewis

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There's one particularly wonderful line in the film "The Blind Side". The movie is based on a true story about a wealthy family from the deep south that adopts a black child who eventually grows up to be a famous football player. At one point, the family decides to hire a private tutor, in order to help the young man catch up at the new school his family has enrolled him in

. So, the family interviews a number of prospects before finding one they particularly like. When they finally offer the tutor (played by Kathy Bates) the job, the tutor pauses a moment and says, "Thanks, but there is something I think I should tell you", looking very anxious and uncomfortable. The couple, really needing to hire her, also now look concerned, wondering what it could possibly be. The tutor finally gets up the courage to say, "I'm a Democrat." But the young man's adoptive parents decide that, despite this, the offer will remain.

But as soon as the tutor leaves, the husband says to his wife, "You know, I would have believed I had a black child before I'd hire a Democrat."

That to me, was just so chock full of insight into the culture of the deep south (and, I think, awfully funny as well...)

So, that scene just kept going through my mind as a watched this video...

(Article changed on October 30, 2020 at 15:22)


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