“Earth, God here. Over”
“Yes, God. We’re listening.”
“Well, I have spent the last millennium or so talking to the Republicans, the right-wing Christian fundamentalists, and their ilk about my Message, and, well, damn it ---(oops, sorry)---darn it---they just don’t seem to be listening.”
“Yes, we know”.
“I tried talking to Jerry Fallwell, Pat Robertson, and Jim Bakker. Same story. Pfssst. Nothing. They mostly liked to hear just themselves talk.”
“Got it. So, what can we do? How can we serve you, oh, Lord?”
“Glad you asked that question, Earth.
"I would like to start talking to some Democrats, too. Not all of them at first, maybe just a small message…maybe a Democratic presidential candidate whose numbers are floating in the low double digits. Someone who can use my help.”
So, God told New Mexico’s governor Bill Richardson that Iowa should be the first caucus and primary.
And God saw that it was good.
And Richardson spoke at the Northwest Iowa Labor Council Picnic over the weekend:
“Iowa, for good reason, for constitutional reasons, for reasons related to the Lord should be the first caucus and primary".
What’s next on God’s agenda? Perhaps he will tell John Edwards to shave his head. Or Joe Biden to use only one word answers. Or Mike Gravel to stop throwing rocks.
Or, maybe, just maybe, he will talk to Congress on getting out of Iraq.
Talk to Democratic majority in Congress, God. Maybe they’re ready to listen this week.