Jack Goldsmith, Bush’s disaffected former director of the Office of Legal Counsel in the Justice Department, wrote that “the administration’s conception of presidential power had a kind of theological significance that often trumped political consequences.”
That’s the last straw. It’s time for everybody to stop attributing religious motives to President Bush. Attaching the word “theological” to him or his presidency is as crack-brained as proclaiming Iraq a mission accomplished.
While we’re at it, don’t dignify his administration with five-dollar words like “theocracy.”
What being called by God is to Bush is probably just what thinking is to someone else. Thought is such a rare experience for him that when one crosses his brow he doesn’t recognize it for what it is.
“What’s that voice in my head? Must be God.”
Cue the Church Lady*: “Could it be. . . Satan?”
*Dana Carvey on “Saturday Night Live” — for those too young to remember, YouTube it.
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