Naturally, the Cindy Sheehan protest outside the Neverland Ranch has brought out some reasoned rebuttals by those who support the war and the president's skilled prosecution of it.
For instance, consider the socratic method brought to the debate by this man:
CRAWFORD, Texas - A man fired a shotgun into the air as about 60 anti-war protesters held a religious service on the road to President Bush’s ranch.
Sheriff’s deputies and Secret Service agents in the area of the demonstration site Sunday rushed to the home of Larry Mattlage after the shots were fired but did not arrest him.
“I ain’t threatening nobody, and I ain’t pointing a gun at nobody,” Mattlage said. “This is Texas.”
A shotgun blast? Ah, le mot juste!
Not to be left out of the salon discussions, another local man decided to offer a witty rejoinder of his own:
CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) - A pickup truck tore through rows of white crosses last night near President Bush's ranch, where a woman has been protesting the Iraq war.
The crosses stretched along the road at the Crawford, Texas, camp, bore the names of fallen U-S soldiers. No one was hurt.
Right, if you want to express your opposition to an antiwar protest and make it clear you really, really support the troops, well, running over rows of white crosses with the names of dead soldiers is certainly a great way to get that point across.
In a nice coincidence, Norbizness reminds us that Texas is currently dead-last among all the states in high school graduation rates. To quote Texan legend Bill Hicks, "Who'd a thunk it?"
(Ten-gallon hat-tip to Tbogg.)