Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Do I Need A Vanity Plate?

by Smitty

It started at Politico. It picked up steam over at Hot Air. It culminated in a Fetus Hater of the Month 'award' for Nancy Keenan over at LaShawn Barber. All because Virginia Governor Kaine's decision to allow "Choose Life" license license plates in Virginia is a "divisive political ideology".
Never mind the First Amendment. Never mind that
Kaine defended the move by pointing out that Virginia has a "long-standing program" allowing customized license plates and said that if Planned Parenthood applied for a plate he would grant it.
Maybe life itself is a political ideology for Ms. Keenan.
I've never had any interest in a vanity plate. They seem so well named. As Ancient Commenter Solomon observed:
Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all [is] vanity. What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?--Eccl 1:2-3
Thumbing the nose in a positive way at ideas as suck-tacular as Keenan's, while small profit indeed, may be worth the price. What to put on a vanity plate? I've been thinking of "SEK E 1ST". Ideas?


  1. it's a money thing. Kaine knows people will shell out for a Pro-Life plate.

    Why there are so many vanity plates in VA. cheaper than most other states but still more than usual.

  2. @Dave,
    So this is what passes for advertising in the modern day?
    Ah, got it: thanks.

  3. Smitty, I think you mean "SEK C 1ST."

    Or did I misunderstand?

  4. @Troglopundit,
    I was alluding to Matthew 6:33.