Another White House Scandal

When I saw the WaPo headline about some sort of buzz regarding the departure of the White House florist, I didn’t bother to read the article. It was from gossipy “Reliable Source” column, after all, and there are only so many hours in the day and a whole lot to read.

But then I read Digby’s sardonic suggestion that there might be a Hillary Clinton angle to pursue, and after reading the “story,” I had a lurid thought of my own: Could it be that former Chief Floral Designer Laura Dowling is a “Florist of Conscience,” one of those people being hounded out of business and oppressed for their religious views by the purveyors of the Radical Gay Agenda, defying God’s Definition of Marriage and forcing them to do Gay Floral Arrangements for Gay Weddings?

I have absolutely no evidence that could be the case, but the possibility needs to be thoroughly checked out. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz needs to get in touch with his inner Darrell Issa and send out some subpoenas.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.