Friday, October 08, 2004

Unsolved Mysteries... Solved!

Dan Froomkin over at unearthed the modern Rosetta Stone that unlocks one of the great mysteries of our age: What is in the hell is George Bush talking about?

The key, children, is two simple words: "of course."
Here's a debate-watching tip: Perk up your ears every time President Bush says "of course" tonight. Because if recent history is a guide, what's coming is a statement that his supporters might find obvious, but that his critics might consider a whopper.

Go on, read the compiliation of hits from Debate 1. It's guaranteed to put some hair on your chest.


Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Rascally Rabbit

An interesting piece by Amy Sullivan in TNR wonders a Washington heresy aloud: Why doesn't the President go to church?

The best that anyone seems to come up with is from David Aikman, author of A Man of Faith: The Spiritual Journey of George W. Bush:
Aikman pressed on by "intuit[ing]" Bush's faith and presenting as evidence of the president's deep spiritual commitment his fondness for carrots and jogging.

So "compassionate conservativism" is based on the proclivities of rabbits? Who knew?


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