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Thursday, October 30, 2003

'Marauding Unitarian ministers...'

With polls showing more than half the American public now doubting the president's capacity to handle both foreign and economic policy, the administration needs an issue to distract the disgruntled. More pointedly, as Karl Rove himself has noted, 4 million Christian evangelicals did not bestir themselves to vote in the election of 2000. At the rate things are going, Bush will need every one of those votes next year. Time, then, to unveil the real risk to our security. No, not al Qaeda fanatics plotting the deaths of Americans at home or abroad . . .

Happily, Republicans have identified a threat right here at home on which the Democrats lack all backbone: marauding Unitarian ministers, cruising back alleys, threatening to swoop up same-sex couples and, before anyone can think better of it, marry them. Listen closely and you can almost hear the whispers: "Hey, big fellas — wanna tie the knot?"

("New Age Arnold, Old Testament GOP," Harold Meyerson, Washington Post 10.29.03; thanks, Paul!)

Copyright © 2003 by Philocrites | Posted 30 October 2003 at 5:24 PM

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