Hemant Mehta, the Chicago-based blogger of Friendly Atheist, went to a Young Democrats of America fund-raiser and met the main speaker, Christie Vilsack, wife of former Iowa governor and would-be president Tom Vilsack. The reconstructed dialogue:
Us: We’re atheists.
Mrs. Vilsack: [Blank stare.]
Us: How does Governor Vilsack feel about church-state separation?
Mrs. Vilsack: “I’ve never had that conversation with him!”
Us: Interesting… Here are our business cards. [They say “Secular Student Alliance” on them.]
Mrs. Vilsack: [Reads the cards] “They have groups for everything, don’t they!?”
Mehta’s conclusion: “Clearly we atheists don’t exist.”