Pleasantville, Tenn.

Did you see the movie Pleasantville? The idea is that these two kids from the late 1990’s get transported into a black and white 50’s sitcom where nothing bad ever happens. Color blooms as the fictional family experience a range of emotions–changing their silver skin tones into pinks, peaches, and reds.

Listening to Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) get all weepy and worried about the sanctity of marriage–and even the security of our nation–without a constitutional ban on gay marriage is right out of the fictional sitcom. It harkens to a time of make believe when our country was strong because marriages were strong. Pleasantville.

Did you know, though, that Tennessese has one of the highest divorce rates in the country? Yup, the fourth highest rate of divorce. Behind Nevada, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. (Did you get that last one Mr. Inhofe R-OK?)

And do you know which state has the lowest rate of divorce? That would be Massachusetts.

I think that Mr. Frist is losing his color.

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