4.26.2005

1 More Reason To Buy A Mac

Microsoft has Ralph "Dorian Grey" Reed on retainer for $20,000 A MONTH(!?!) for Microsoft?

As with all things Microsoft these days, AMERICAblog is on the case:

AMERICAblog.com has learned that Microsoft is currently paying a $20,000 a month retainer to former Christian Coalition head Ralph Reed's consulting firm Century Strategies. Which now begs the question of whether Reed was in any way involved with Microsoft's recent decision to abandon its decades long support for gay civil rights in order to curry favor with anti-gay bigots of the radical right.
Now for the really interesting part...
Now, just think a minute. Microsoft finds itself under criticism from the local evangelical leader, religious right shareholders, bigoted employees and who knows who else. They don't know what to do. Who do they turn to? Well, if I'm in a religious right pickle, I'd turn to my $20,000 a month retainered religious right consultant, the former leader of the religious right, Ralph Reed.
Which sounds suspiciously like the scam Reed was running with newly-minted pariah Jack Abramoff: see they play both sides against the middle and collect big $$$.

Wankers.

By the way, if we were pitching an Armageddon TV show/movie (or even casting those dopey 'Left Behind' books) Ralph "Dorian Grey" Reed would be our 1st choice to play the Anti-Christ. No, we're serious: we remember reed more than 10 years ago and he really hasn't aged (though we have) and he has that bright shiny way-too-wholesome vibe that just makes our spider-sense go off. He's creepy and we have to wonder what he has in his attic.

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