Saging the White House with Kate Clinton

Tomorrow (January 19th), comedienne and activist Kate Clinton, along with several others, will be engaging in a bit of superstition you may actually want to get behind.

They will be “Saging the White House” — from a distance, anyway. In essence, they will be gathering by the fountain in Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. at 6:00 p.m. (ET) in order to get rid of the evil spirits from the Bush White House. It’s all in good fun. (I don’t think they’re actually serious about it.) The festivities include a rabbi, a comic, and a shaman.

Afterwards, I’m sure they’ll all walk into a bar.

Clinton discussed the event on The Rachel Maddow Show last night:


If you’re looking for more information, check out Clinton’s website — the information about the saging is toward the top of the page.

The legacy of George Bush is “Clean up on aisle 5″ so join us in a joyous symbolic spectacle of cleansing to ready the White House for its new occupants. Bring cleaning products. Let’s have some fun.

(Thanks to Greta Christina for the link!)

  • http://peejayrawksyourfaceoff.wordpress.com PeeJay

    Yes the fundies are FREAKING OUT over this. Not all my old fundie friends know I’m an atheist now and I received a lovely email earlier, a “prayer alert” if you will.

    ” They want to get rid of the Religion of President Bush and the Holy Spirit. They are also calling for everyone to perform their own “Saging Ceremonies” wherever they are in the country. The want to make way for “The New Energy” on the inauguration. It is called the “Cleaning of the White House”. They hate the fact that Pastor Rick Warren is giving the invocation and want to stop the effect of his call to God…This is a blatant public attempt to send an evil influence towards our President and our Country. We the Church, who are called by the Lord’s name are responsible to Pray and Intercede for our President. If we do not fulfill this role in intercession then our President will be open to spiritual attacks of all kinds like this one, instead of being protected by the Spirit of God. I am not going to give my President over to the Devil. I am committed to being an Armor Bearer in Prayer for him.”

    Keep talking to your imaginary friend people, it won’t stop the saging. I love how a comedic act has been deemed a “spiritual attack” . I can’t believe I wasted so much of my life believing that bullshit. And yeah we’re pissed that Rick Warren is praying at a SECULAR STATE CEREMONY. Pfffttttt.


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