March 29, 2004

Politics! Religion! Politics! Religion!

The Bush campaign today condemned Democratic nominee John Kerry for "exploiting Scripture" for a political attack. Appealing to religion, apparently, is a downright dirty thing to do in politics, as it only distracts people from the actual issues at hand. This probably comes as some surprise to President Bush himself...

Excerpted from Bush's Press Conference on March 6th, 2003: "My faith sustains me because I pray daily. I pray for guidance and wisdom and strength. If we were to commit our troops -- if we were to commit our troops -- I would pray for their safety, and I would pray for the safety of innocent Iraqi lives, as well.

One thing that's really great about our country . . . is there are thousands of people who pray for me that I'll never see and be able to thank. But it's a humbling experience to think that people I will never have met have lifted me and my family up in prayer. And for that I'm grateful. That's -- it's been -- it's been a comforting feeling to know that is true. I pray for peace . . . I pray for peace."

Man, you're right! That is distracting!

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