And all those lousy holiday songs by Jewish guys that trash up the malls every year, Rudolph and the chestnuts and the rest of that dreck. Did one of our guys write ‘Grab your loafers, come along if you wanna, and we’ll blow that shofar for Rosh Hashanah’? No, we didn’t. Christmas is a Christian holiday—if you’re not in the club, then buzz off.
-Garrison Keillor quote via Tablet.
Until I read Sarah Vowell’s Radio On: A Listener’s Diary, I worried that I was the only one that harbored a deep dislike for A Prairie Home Companion creator and host, Garrison Keillor. Until I read his comments about Jewish songwriters and Christmas songs, I thought that Ms. Vowell and myself were simply irrational people, and that maybe Keillor isn’t such a bad guy.
Jeffrey Goldberg at The Atlantic is on our team now also.