Saturday, April 29, 2006

First Draft - The Dawnzer

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I passed by this billboard all the time on my way up to Wisconsin in September and October. It was blue and in white letters it read, "One Nation. Under God." In the corner was the Bush/Cheney logo. That billboard is the story of the Republican party's campaign and public image strategy, right there. It tells you Bush is for God. You vote for Bush and you vote for God. Because, unspoken in that billboard is the message that the other guy, Kerry somebody? Shot God in Reno just to watch him die. God wasn't on the ballot that November. God wasn't anywhere near any of the issues that were in fact important. Just as "should the national anthem be English-only" isn't anywhere near anything we need to worry about. But people will, and damn it if you ignore that, you ignore the political reality that for most people the thought process is: You ain't got a job and you ain't got no savings and your neighbor's kid just got his ass shot off in Fallujah, but damn it, you can fix this national anthem thing right quick.


Blogger Marco said...

When you think God is on your side things get very dicey. I once watched Pat Robertson pitch sending a Jew back to their homeland for x$. There was a special price if you ponied up more for three Jews. Strange bedfellows eh?

4/30/2006 07:15:00 AM  

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