Thursday, June 17, 2004

History repeats itself. (That is to say: Republican administration making idiotic proclamation about nutritional value of fast food products served in school cafeterias).

Ketchup and Fries constitutes a full vegetarian meal in the eyes of the current Administration, building as they do on their former glory.

Proof that Bush IS a Reaganite.

But then again, may be not:

'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."

Ron Reagan Jr.
remarks at funeral of his father,
June 11, 2004


Jeffrey Hill said...

The fries thing was silly, but I doubt the president had anything to do with it.

As for the religious comments from Ron Jr.: I don't think Bush has used religion for political advantage. Obviously, you and I view both Bush and Christianity very differently. I see Bush's professed faith as sincere & I'm not worried about it affecting his job in a negative way. Besides, I've never seen him cheapen Christianity by turning the pulpit into a political stump the way Gore has done.

Finally, I would've been more interested in Ron's opinion about Bush's faith than Ron, Jr.

Dude said...

I guess you'll just have to wait until the vice-president debate with Zombie Reagan to hear it from the source.

Jeffrey Hill said...

I'm sure it will be a spirited debate.

Steve said...

ASk and ye shall receive:

Ron Reagan about his comments and his feelings about the ban on stem cell research.