Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Down but not Out

Say what you will, this guy is smooth.
In his meandering, theme-less State of the Union Address last night, near the conclusion Bush declared:

"They [the American people] are concerned about unethical conduct by public officials and discouraged by activist courts that try to redefine marriage."


In 8 seconds, the president dismissed the corruption scandals gripping Congress and his Administration and equated these in the American mind with judges who have applied state constitutional precepts on equality to lesbian and gay couples.

The reaction? Applause from both sides of the proverbial aisle - Democrats want to underscore the unethical conduct reference and Republicans want to take another swing at scapegoating homosexuals for the moral decline of America.

4 comments:

teh l4m3 said...

But he does want activist judges: the kind who are convinced that the Constitution does not provide for any privacy rights.

Otto Man said...

True. If by "activist judges" we mean judges who override the will of the people (as represented by Congress), then the most activist court in American history was the Rehnquist Court in the late '90s. It overturned more congressional acts than any other Court, including the evil Warren Court.

Pooh said...

remember, "activist" = "judgifying I don't like". Which, if you listen to the nutjob in Alabama, you don't have to pay any attention to anyway.

S.W. Anderson said...

Love the way you put that, pooh.