Little did Gandy realize that world events would soon overtake Lamont's "just-give-peace-a-chance" mantra.
Because just two days later on August 10, the world was rocked by news of a foiled Muslim plot to blow up more than 10 jetliners. Funny, Mr. Lamont couldn't seem to find the right sound-bite to spin this latest episode in the international war on terror.
Forty years ago the National Organization for Women was founded. That marked the beginning of an unholy jihad to deconstruct masculinity. Now, a low-level hostility to all things macho pervades our culture.
A toddler is warned that pointing his finger in the shape of a gun will earn him 10 minutes of time-out. No dump trucks or military figures sully the serenity of his play area. "Go play with your Ken-and-Barbie set," his gender-enlightened parents console him.
Want to come out and play Cops and Robbers? Forget it, little boy!
On TV he'll be treated to the likes of Homer Simpson, that all-around dufus who can spoil even a family vacation. The little tyke will never learn that Leave it to Beaver lost out to Beavis and Butthead years ago.
During the Saturday morning cartoons, he'll marvel at Wonder Woman and Firestar who easily vanquish their male assailants. And over at the Justice League, Aquaman was retired from combat in order to bring in super-heroine Hawkgirl.
At school, junior is informed that tag was banned because it promotes competition and aggressiveness, and recess may be coming next.
In history class he learns memorable facts such as the West was won by brave teenage girls, Sacagawea led the Lewis and Clark expedition, and Mary Todd Lincoln endured great hardships during the Civil War.
If our aspiring man wants to play high school sports, he may be enlightened, "Sorry, but not enough girls signed up for field hockey this year." If he mentions the sex bias of Take Your Daughter to Work Day, the female principal is likely to take him aside and warn him those remarks are creating a hostile environment for the girls.
He will see girls who slap, punch, and kick their boyfriends. Later he'll attend a domestic violence class which explains men assault their partners because they crave power and control.
When Bubba goes to college, he may be required to attend a presentation on date rape where he learns that if a woman says "No" -- even weeks after the act took place -- he can be accused of sexual assault. And merely watching an exotic dancer perform her routine could get him arrested on a rape charge.
And even though men of that age group have a three-times higher risk of death than women, he'll learn that male-dominated medicine has been insensitive to the needs of women.
Samson was the Biblical figure of Herculean strength who was known to wrestle lions and slay his foes. But then he fell in love with Delilah, who came under the sway of the Philistines.
Delilah persuaded Samson to divulge the secret of his strength. One night as he slept, a servant cut off Samson's seven locks, thus depriving him of his legendary power. The emasculated Samson was soon captured by the Philistines, who thereupon gouged his eyes out.
Like modern-day Delilahs, feminists have taken a generation of our men, stripped away their warrior persona, and robbed them of their vision.
Call to mind those hollow-cheeked metrosexuals that dolefully adorn the after-shave advertisements. Reflect on those apologetic girl-guys who meekly refer to themselves as "male feminists."
Consider the foot-dragging politicians that governor Arnold Schwarzenegger once dubbed, "girlie-men." Ponder Joseph Biden, III, son of senator Biden of Delaware, who recently admitted, "We Biden men know it's the Biden women who really run the show."
Think of presidential candidate Al Gore who actually paid feminist Naomi Wolf good money to advise him how to become an "alpha male." And of course we all know who wore the pants during the Clinton co-presidency.
So where are the brave men we are counting on to protect us from the terrorist threat?
Carey Roberts probes and lampoons political correctness. His work has been published frequently in the Washington Times, Townhall.com, LewRockwell.com, ifeminists.net, Intellectual Conservative, and elsewhere. He is a staff reporter for the New Media Network.