There seems to be a bit of confusion on the part of some liberal commenters as to the sincerity of my praise of the outstanding display of artistic talent at the request of the California State Attorney Generals Office. Some unfortunate, anonymous individual, who apparently was denied a name at birth, doesn't seem to think that my praise of the work by Stephen Pearcy was sincere or that my facts were accurate. Well, just to make this poor no named soul feel better, here are some facts.
1. The art exhibit is co-sponsored by the California Arts Council, a taxpayer supported state agency, and Attorney General Bill Lockyer, Democrat.
2. While Lockyer and the Arts Council have tried to distance themselves from responsibility concerning the content of the exhibit, a news release by Lockyer shows his support. In the release, Attorney General Lockyer says it is “an honor to co-host this powerful exhibit.” Lockyer goes on to say, “the collected fine works of these artists – and lawyers – achieve these worthwhile objectives with style and beauty.” In the same news release, Muriel Johnson, Chairman of the California Arts Council, says she was “impressed” by the work, describing it as “wonderful.”
The fact that there is an art exhibit at all within the state government means that it is government sponsored. Therefore essentially, as taxpayers, the residents of that state have a right to know what their resources are being used for and to object.
As an artist myself, I have been in many art exhibits. Even in the simplest show, for any legitimate event the works have been juried before being allowed to hang. Therefore either this was juried and supported by the government officials overseeing the display, or it was simply another example of incompetence where democrat lefties saw another opportunity to shock and offend the sensibilities of mainstream America. Either way, the losers will be Democrats as they continue to distance themselves from the sane majority of this country.