02 May 2005

nothing better to do... Part VIII

Bush and Saudi Prince... Oh, My!
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"As a believer, President Bush is no doubt familiar with the passage from Ephesians that says 'Wives, submit yourselves unto your husbands, as unto the Lord,'" says Mr. DeLong. "That means that just as Christ is the head of the church, the husband is the head of the wife...." Pastor Roy DeLong chairperson of the Coalition for Traditional Values. The Swift Report

Now the saga of Laura Bush's "stand-up routine" at the White House Correspondent's Association Dinner is coming into play with the religious (offendable) right. Pastor Roy Delong warns that the First Lady's performance comes at a time when the Mr. Bush's "manliness is already under attack." You can see his entire statement here: President Bush Should 'Stand Up' to First Lady's Stand-Up Routine.

Mrs. Bush [and Mr. for that matter] have, as of late, shown more humanity than in the last four+ years. The "stand-up" she did at the dinner was first rate and worthy of SNL. [She'd do a better job than most of SNL's guest hosts.] She showed what has been missing from this administration for a long time - making fun of itself. They have been too serious for too long. If you can't laugh at yourself, you've got a problem and how can anyone take you seriously?

That may be the religious right's major problem. They take themselves too serious and with too much self-importance. They are no more important than anyone else in the world, and I'm sure their god would agree with that.

I say "Bravo" to Mrs. Bush. It was a breath of fresh air and I'm positive Mr. Bush was in on it. Hell, he was holding hands with the Saudi prince last week. To Mr. DeLong, have you...

...nothing better to do?

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