June 10, 2007
Maureen Dowd made me laugh out loud this morning. In discussing the absurd Bill Clinton "don't ask don't tell" solution to discrimination against gays and lesbians, her column focused it better than anyone: "Be honest. Who would you rather share a foxhole with: a gay soldier or Mitt Romney?"
Or, to complete the thought, how about Tommy Thompson? (Thompson "the candidate not the actor." And here I thought he was a cheerleader.) Or Rudy, the cross-dressing draft-dodger as Dowd points out; or Huckabee, Hunter, Brownback or Trancredo? Bush or Cheney? Too easy.
And now 58 Arabic linguists have been expelled for the sin of being gay. Yikes!
There is more. At their recent meeting, President Bush referred to the Pope as "sir," not the usual "Your Holiness." He should have called him "my campaign consultant" given the support he got from then Cardinal Ratzinger in opposing John Kerry.
The president gave the Pope a gift. A white walking stick, made by a former homeless man from Texas, that was covered with the ten commandments in multiple colors. I'm not making this up. That was reported by the NYT. Meanwhile, outside, the Italian government was starting a trial against 26 CIA agents who kidnapped an imam in 2003. A/k/a "extraordinary rendition."
Where did Bush fly in from? You guessed it--Poland, where the European Union says the CIA ran a secret prison.
I wonder if the Pope thought about arresting the president. Ten Commandments? Indeed.
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