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Quote of the Day

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"Feelings run deep on this issue and as we work it out, all of us need to keep some things in mind. We cannot build a unified country by inciting people to anger, or playing on anyone's fears, or exploiting the issue of immigration for political gain. We must always remember that real lives will be affected by our debates and decisions, and that every human being has dignity and value no matter what their citizenship papers say." -- President Bush during last night's televised speech to the nation

Am I the only one who noticed this part of the speech? He sure doesn't seem to be worried about exploiting the issue of LGBT rights for political gain... Maybe we should all move to Mexico and come back a year later. Then he might want to show us some "dignity and value" too.


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I hadn't seen the quote, but it does seem like a double standard.

I'm also very confused by the willingness of people to throw these people under the bus. It is crystal clear to me the similarities of their situation as a community and ours. I have GLBT friends that have quit eating at authentic mexican restarants because of this.

When will we ever quit turning another group into a "them" when we get to be an "us"? This is even sillier because "we" aren't even an "us" yet!

Wondering at the hypocracy would require taking President Bush at his word, which we've all learned is rarely justified. He fully intends to divide the nation over immigration for the 2006 election, all the while talking about how he's a uniter. Best not to try and engage his speeches with logic, unfortunately.

It seems to me that this is something that someone else wrote for him. I don't think this sentence structure is within his grasp.

Linda Perdue | May 18, 2006 7:30 PM

Annette, I'm amazed he could read it. One could hope Mary Cheney might point out that his statement refers to her and her partner, but she's too busy selling books. He's just pathetic...and so is she.

Marla R. Stevens | June 13, 2006 6:13 AM

Whenever Shrub stops making sense, which is most of the time, I look first to the ShrubCo Prime Directive for an answer. It is a technique that does not fail this time, either. He's walking some mighty fine lines here and all the roads lead back to oil. Perhaps I'll blog about it in depth later.