Do as I say, and as I do, which is what I think, and do, not say. I think.

In today’s Washington Times (one of those “conservative” papers read so, so regularly around these parts each day, before we roll them up early in the afternoon to beat the heathens preparing our food), President Bush unloads on the paper’s editors and reporters about his true calling, espousing the usual rigmarole about “moral philosophy” this and “God’s will” that. In other words, American moralists have been graciously treated to yet another reminder of the man’s esteemed sense of nobility and right and wrong.
Anyway, amidst all the God-love, the story offers up this puzzlingly opaque gem of Bush’s legendary anti-logic:

“I think people attack me because they are fearful that I will then say that you’re not equally as patriotic if you’re not a religious person,” Mr. Bush said. “I’ve never said that. I’ve never acted like that. I think that’s just the way it is.”

It’s good to be good, but it’s better to be God, apparently. Or at least down with Him. Because, you know, He’s more important than laws, or history, or judicial precedents. Even if you’re not exactly saying that. Like, maybe, you’re just implying that. But, you know, you never did say any such thing.
Hey, come on now, why’s everyone getting all angry all of a sudden?

2 replies on “Do as I say, and as I do, which is what I think, and do, not say. I think.”

Well now, up until now I had assumed that joining the army showed a sufficient amount of patriotism. Turns out that I also have to become a fundamentalist hypocrite. I’m just not willing to do that, so here is my deal with Bush: I put my life on the line in his stupid war (which isn’t on terrorism, what I signed up for, anymore) and he promises not to question my patriotism. It seems like a fair deal to me.

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