The right-wing blogs went bananas over the weekend about a young caller who phoned in to KIRO-FM's Dori Monson Show to share a tale about how she was told she could only bring Easter eggs to a local elementary school if she called them "Spring Spheres" instead.
The "educrats strike again," wrote The American Thinker and "Seattle, Washington sounds like a town competing for the most ACLU-friendly city in America," declared Free Republic. Indeed, it's a politically correct travesty . . . if it's even true.
Here's "Jessica's" story, per KIRO's MyNorthwest.com:
"At the end of the week I had an idea to fill little plastic eggs with treats and jelly beans and other candy, but I was kind of unsure how the teacher would feel about that," Jessica said.
She was concerned how the teacher might react to the eggs after of a meeting earlier in the week where she learned about "their abstract behavior rules."
"I went to the teacher to get her approval and she wanted to ask the administration to see if it was okay," Jessica explained. "She said that I could do it as long as I called this treat 'spring spheres.' I couldn't call them Easter eggs."
Jessica said that she is a 16-year-old student at a private high school, and wanted to give the eggs as part of a community-service effort that she was doing through her school. Of course she refused to say what school she goes to or what school demanded the ridiculous renaming of her eggs.
Producers at KIRO confirmed to Seattle Weekly that they didn't know who the girl is beyond the first name she gave, and that she asked for anonymity for herself and the schools involved because she didn't want to be "ridiculed."
Obviously, anonymous sources with tall tales are good enough for KIRO, Monson, and conservative blogs looking to justify their perception of Seattle as a bleeding-heart land of religious whitewashing.
Whether or not her story is true seems to be an afterthought.