Sunday, April 17, 2005
Mandarins of Morality and the "God" Card
And doing so with glee. There are two articles in The NY Times about the cynical shenanigans of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (Texas) and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee. While Tom DeLay's efforts to seek cover under religion come as no surprise (he is the epitome of the proverbial "snake oil salesman"), one would have expected better from Dr. Frist.
Part of the editorial in the NY Times (4/16/05)reads:
"We fully understand that a powerful branch of the Republican Party believes that the last election was won on "moral values." Even if that were true, that's a far cry from voting for one religion to dominate the entire country. President Bush owes it to Americans to stand up and say so."
From what we know about our president, it would be futile to expect him to take a rightful position. He, too, is quite adept at playing the God card.
Links to NY Times:
Bill Frist's Religious War
Get Tom DeLay to Church on Time