Friday, April 1, 2005

Culture of Hypocrisy

Terry Schiavo has passed. God will take care of her now. George Bush offered his condolences:
"I urge all those who honor Terri Schiavo to continue to work to build a culture of life™ where all Americans are welcomed and valued and protected, especially those who live at the mercy of others,"
Pandering to the ChristianReligiousPoliticalRight, Bush rushed back from his holiday to sign a bill to 'save' Terry, and to gain additional political capital on the way. Scores of people dead in Indonesia aren't able to pull Bush away from his vacation. He has not attended a single funeral (as far as I know) of the 1500 US soldiers who have fallen in iraq. A 'culture of life'? A culture of rank hypocrisy is more like it. In 1999, Bush signed a bill which directly contradicts his current position. Terry may have died, but the religious/political circus has only begun. Optional commentary from Jon Stewart: here, here.

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