Thursday, September 07, 2006
Dad Gum It, Bush Said It, That Settles It 
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 
Dixie Belles increasingly worried over issues like the war in the Middle East? CNN asks, "are Southern Women Breaking Up With Bush?" Perhaps some are, but this lady sounds like exactly the kind of distaff citizen our current administration loves [via CNN]:
Still, some Southern women remain stalwart supporters of the president and the Republican Party. At a watermelon festival in Chickamauga, in the mountains of northwest Georgia, substitute teacher Clydeen Tomanio said she remains committed to the party she's called home for 43 years.

"There are some people, and I'm one of them, that believe George Bush was placed where he is by the *Lord," Tomanio said. "I don't care how he governs, I will support him. I'm a Republican through and through."
You can say whatever you want about Libs and Neocons, but "I don't care how he governs"?? What does her statement even imply - that being a die-hard Republican means not caring how elected officials govern? If I were a Republican, I'd be stone-cold embarrassed by that attitude. Which one of our nation's Founding Fathers wouldn't roll over in their mossy grave knowing 21st Century Americans are still espousing the Divine Right of Kings?

[* If by "Lord" you mean "an auspiciously counted hanging chad" - then why yes, Bush was placed where he is by the "Lord."]