Spot has been trying to figure out how to comment on Pat Robertson’s belief that it was the Vengeful Sky Dude who caused the earthquake in Haiti. But the muse has been sitting this one out. No matter: Lily Coyle of Minneapolis, in a letter in today’s Strib, has the answer:
Dear Pat Robertson,
I know that you know that all press is good press, so I appreciate the shout-out. And you make God look like a big mean bully who kicks people when they are down, so I'm all over that action. But when you say that Haiti has made a pact with me, it is totally humiliating. I may be evil incarnate, but I'm no welcher. The way you put it, making a deal with me leaves folks desperate and impoverished. Sure, in the afterlife, but when I strike bargains with people, they first get something here on earth -- glamour, beauty, talent, wealth, fame, glory, a golden fiddle. Those Haitians have nothing, and I mean nothing. And that was before the earthquake. Haven't you seen "Crossroads"? Or "Damn Yankees"? If I had a thing going with Haiti, there'd be lots of banks, skyscrapers, SUVs, exclusive night clubs, Botox -- that kind of thing. An 80 percent poverty rate is so not my style. Nothing against it -- I'm just saying: Not how I roll. You're doing great work, Pat, and I don't want to clip your wings -- just, come on, you're making me look bad. And not the good kind of bad. Keep blaming God. That's working. But leave me out of it, please. Or we may need to renegotiate your own contract.
For her truly inspired letter from Lucifer, Lily wins a Spotty (tm). Remember, boys and girls, a Spotty (tm) is awarded to someone who writes an op-ed piece, a letter to the editor, or a blog post or comment that Spot wishes he had written himself.
Spotty award badge by Tild.