Protests Erupt in Charlottesville as Statue of Robert E. Lee is Replaced by One of Pinky Lee

“It’s outrageous,” screams Charlottesville resident Leona Maizewood from the sidewalk, as city workers install the 20-foot-high statue of Pinky Lee, a burlesque comedian who hosted a children’s TV show in the early 1950s.  “How could you compare this dipwad in a silly hat with one of the greatest military figures in our history?  Every citizen of Charlottesville should be insulted.”

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, who approved the replacement, disagrees.  “For one thing, Pinky Lee shares the General’s last name.  And for another, Pinky was beloved by kids throughout the country, regardless of race, creed, or color.  Many of us fondly recall the opening lines of his theme song:

Yoo hoo, it’s me,

My name is Pinky Lee.

I skip and run bring lots of fun

To every he and she.

“In 2021, Pinky Lee is someone who brings us together as a people.  Unfortunately, Robert E. Lee divides us.  May the spirit of Pinky embrace all of Charlottesville and all of our nation.”

For her part, Ms. Maizewood is having none of it.  Her response to the Governor?  “Bite me, Ralph.  And you can bite me twice, Pinky Lee.”

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