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Thread #62901   Message #1383698
Posted By: Amos
20-Jan-05 - 06:18 PM
Thread Name: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
A humorous quip from The New Republic after the Inaugural:

"Pageants are interesting for two reasons: what they try to say, and where they fail to say it. This afternoon's inaugural ceremony conveyed plenty of meaning, and in spots went plenty awry. It was engineered to highlight certain shared values, like respect for our armed forces and the breadth of our diversity. Singers of different colors performed, and preachers of different creeds prayed. It was bracing to hear Revered Luis Leon set the tone when he referred to our "good and generous" people and cited Martin Luther King. But Kirbyjon Caldwell's closing prayer, which asked God, the "true power broker," to deliver unto us "clean financial statements" is the sort of thing a preacher in a middling Washington satire might say...."