Sunday, October 03, 2004

No Clothes

I can understand being conservative, and yes, even Republican. But I really think they have turned their eye from who is now President because of his nod to their belief system. But last Thursday night was one of those revelatory moments. Say what you want about the man, but he has come back from the wilderness to speak, at least, this truth (from the New Yorker) about George W. Bush:
“I’m not of the school that questions his intelligence,” Gore went on. “There are different kinds of intelligence, and it’s arrogant for a person with one kind of intelligence to question someone with another kind. He certainly is a master at some things, and he has a following. He seeks strength in simplicity. But, in today’s world, that’s often a problem. I don’t think that he’s weak intellectually. I think that he is incurious. It’s astonishing to me that he’d spend an hour with his incoming Secretary of the Treasury and not ask him a single question. But I think his weakness is a moral weakness. I think he is a bully, and, like all bullies, he’s a coward when confronted with a force that he’s fearful of. His reaction to the extravagant and unbelievably selfish wish list of the wealthy interest groups that put him in the White House is obsequious. The degree of obsequiousness that is involved in saying ‘yes, yes, yes, yes, yes’ to whatever these people want, no matter the damage and harm done to the nation as a whole—that can come only from genuine moral cowardice.
On national TV, for ninety minutes, the emperor was naked. Yes, his bully showed. And America, God Bless Her, did not like what they saw.

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