Saturday, September 18, 2004

The One Thing Bush and Jesus Have in Common 

Courtesy of Sadly, No!: At an RNC party for major donors (Rangers and above, please), veteran reporter Lillian Ross of The New Yorker eavesdropped on Holly Coors, whose son Pete is running for the Colorado Senate seat:
Mrs. Moss told Mrs. Coors about the interesting lunch. “Laura B. looks almost svelte,” she said. “She’s lost weight. Her hair was perfectly done, and she had perfect makeup. And Barbara was there. And Neil was there, with his new wife.”

Mrs. Coors looked shocked. “A new wife?”

Mrs. Coors asked Mrs. Moss if she had visited Crawford. “Yes, but there’s no place to stay over. Crawford isn’t the prettiest place in Texas.” She sighed. “But the President likes it there, and that’s what matters,” she said.

“I look at them as stars,” Mrs. Coors said, with passion. “Stars! And this man has humor. He stopped me on the dance floor once, and he said, ‘Where’s the kid?’ So now my son is known as Holly’s kid. It shows the President’s closeness to people. It shows his humor.”

“The man has integrity,” Mrs. Moss said. “His sense of right and wrong.”

“This man has a vision,” Mrs. Coors said.

“Vision,” Mrs. Moss repeated.

“It’s his faith,” Mrs. Coors said. “It breaks my heart to hear him criticized. They hated our Lord, too.”
UPDATE: Dept. of Theocracy, 12-and-Under Division: Max Blumenthal visited the Kids for Kerry site and found a cautionary tale illustrating why it is probably best not to let those poor, put-upon Christians get their hands on the scourge.

Passion of the Christ: the unofficial prequel to Payback.

UPDATE II: No offense to Update I, which we're actually quite fond of, but it's pretty small beer compared to the item Atrios just dug up -- hooker-banging televangelist Jimmy Swaggart praising George Bush for his endorsement of the Federal Marriage Amendment in the following, shall we say, perfervid terms:
I'm trying to find the correct name for it . . . this utter absolute, asinine, idiotic stupidity of men marrying men . . . I've never seen a man in my life I wanted to marry. And I'm gonna be blunt and plain; if one ever looks at me like that, I'm gonna kill him and tell God he died.
And the crowd, naturally, erupts. Truly Satan's harvest was great that day!

Click here to watch a video file of the broadcast. Money quote at minute 36.

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