Sunday, June 13
Here's that eulogy I promised...
I don't know...Maybe my roommate and I are the only ones that thought these comments were a jab at President Bush. Dad was also a deeply, unabashedly religious man. But he never made the fatal mistake of so many politicians wearing his faith on his sleeve to gain political advantage. True, after he was shot and nearly killed early in his presidency, he came to believe that God had spared him in order that he might do good. But he accepted that as a responsibility, not a mandate. And there is a profound difference. Humble as he was, he never would have assumed a free pass to heaven. But in his heart of hearts, I suspect he felt he would be welcome there. And so he is home. He is free. But seriously...Enough about Reagan. Let's talk NOW. Apparently, on Bush's last visit to the Vatican, he asked high-ranking Catholic officials to urge American bishops to speak out more about the political issues he feels so strongly about, mainly abortion rights and same-sex marriages. THIS is what he chooses to focus on these days, rather than the war that's killed over 800 U.S. soldiers this year. THIS is what so many neoCons love about this man that "does not waver." Colin Powell, once again, is being forced to admit some stupid mistakes: "But based on the data we had within the report, there was a suggestion that the number of [terror] incidents had dropped and it was the lowest since 1969," he added. "That turns out not to have been correct. We were wrong. We will correct it." AND...The Majority Report will have a field day on Monday after reading this: "It's a numbers error. It's not a political judgment that said, let's see if we can cook the books.' We can't get away with that now. Nobody was out to cook the books. Errors crept in," he told ABC's "This Week." For now....Work...On a Sunday. It's an abomination, I tell you.
Posted by denise at 6/13/2004 08:23:00 AM