Monday, November 8


What is it about Andrew Sullivan? He's given up on Bush at least a dozen times by my count, but he still keeps hoping:

We have all learned that this president's biggest mistakes have occurred when he was convinced he was invincible. Success in Afghanistan led him to construct a war-plan for Iraq that was far too optimistic. Success in the initial phases of the Iraq war led him to the "Mission Accomplished" embarrassment. A clear victory in this election - but no landslide - has now apparently led him to contemplate Clarence Thomas as Supreme Court Justice. And we're also told by Karl Rove that "if we want to have a hopeful and decent society, we ought to aim for the ideal, and the ideal is that marriage ought to be, and should be, a union of a man and a woman." By inference, the hopes of gay couples to belong to their own family and society are somehow non-existent; and the commitment of one gay person to another is somehow "indecent." On "Meet The Press," Rove also argued that even civil unions backed by "a few local elected officials" should be banned. Bill Bennett must be thrilled. I had hoped that this president might use his victory to unite. But he is dividing more aggressively than ever. [emphasis mine]

What on earth in Bush's past or current life and rhetoric would lead Andy to believe that Bush would try to unite the country? Bush's idea of unity is "you do what you're told and you can play with us." That's not a uniter -- that's a BULLY.


Post a Comment

<< Home