Monday, October 06, 2008

Profound impact

Bush gave a speech in Cincinnati today.

“I believe in the long run this economy is going to be just fine. It’s a resilient economy; it’s a productive economy with good workers. This is a reminder that we have been through tough times before, and we’re going to come through this just fine.” Unless you count the many thousands of families who have lost their homes and/or jobs and/or retirement funds. Which he doesn’t.

Most of the speech was about the judiciary and how Congress should really confirm all of his judicial appointees. “We’ve seen the profound impact that judges can have on the daily lives of every citizen. We saw the power of judges in 2002, when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declared the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional because it contained the words ‘under God.’” Wow, that’s a profound impact on the daily lives of every citizen, all right. He went on to mention Boumediene v. Bush, which rejected indefinite detention of prisoners in Guantanamo, and “partial-birth” abortion. So if you had plans to recite the Pledge of Allegiance while having a partial-birth abortion in Guantanamo, think again, sister!

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