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Monday, June 05, 2006
2 George's: Bush and Wallace
George W. Bush is doing his best to become the modern-day version of George C. Wallace, the governor who stood outside the University of Alabama refusing to allow racial integration in the school.

Bush has restarted the effort to amend the Constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage. He even devoted his Sunday weekly radio address to the subject.

Bush's actions over the last 6 years have put him in the conversation for Worst President Ever, but I'm convinced that when we look back on this period of time, it's going to be his backward stance on this particular issue that puts the nail in coffin.
posted by CB @ 12:26 PM  
  • At 7:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Equally disturbing, from the NYT article:

    Another Republican, Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas, said that he would support the amendment, and that he was disturbed that some critics of it said the measure amounted to bigotry against one group in society.

    "What people are trying to do here is make fundamental policy for the country on a fundamental issue, and that's marriage," he said. "It is not bigotry to define marriage as between a man and a woman."

    If that were the case, Mr. Brownback said, then people would have to conclude that people in the states that have banned gay marriage, as well as the many religious leaders who backed them, were bigots.

    "They're not bigoted individuals," he said. "They're simply seeking good public policy. Let's watch our language here."

    Words fail me; it's incredible how irresponsible and thoughtless this sort of legislation is. Of _course_ it's bigoted to deny people basic human rights! Good public policy?!

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