It was with some trepidation that we opened a most interesting card, which announced on a blue-jeaned cowboy's belt buckle something called the "5th Annual VOLPAC '06 Weekend" in Nashville on April 21-23.
Problem was you had to unbuckle the cowboy's pants and look inside to see what this was all about. Seemed a bit too "Brokeback Mountain."
Imagine our relief to find only that we were "cordially invited" to the event honoring Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and "Mrs. Bill Frist, M.D." This is Frist's political action committee to raise money for other senators, making friends and positioning him nicely for his 2008 presidential bid.
Meanwhile, the back of the card leaves plenty to the imagination, featuring a rear shot of a cowboy with a red flowered hanky sticking out of his right pocket. As Powers Boothe explained to Al Pacino in "Cruising," that's code for fist fuckee.
Guess the Republicans are trying to broaden their base.