Friday, October 08, 2004
Unsolved Mysteries... Solved!
Dan Froomkin over at washingtonpost.com 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
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?