Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Forgive me, W, for I have sinned 

Yes, I have occasionally much too often referred to Dear Leader, the Chosen One, as "he," rather than "He," and so failed to abase myself before His Godly nature.

Readers, can you find it in your hearts to forgive me? If W won't, will you?

And speaking of Reverential Capitals—that's not Reverential Capitols, though given the sheer magnitude of today's Beltway fluffery, it might as well be—Rolling Stone's blog has a nice piece of exegesis on His Ascension Day inaugural speech. Cracking Da Bush Code:

Call me crazy, but there's another force to which I've heard people of Bush's ilk ascribe these same exalted powers of salvation. That force usually goes by the name of Jesus.

"Freedom is the permanent hope of mankind," Bush proclaimed, "the hunger in dark places, the longing of the soul."

Freedom, Mr. President? Or Christ?

"We have lit a fire," Bush said, "a fire in the minds of men. It warms those who feel its power, it burns those who fight its progress, and one day this untamed fire of freedom will reach the darkest corners of our world."

Liberty? Or The Word?

According to Bush, freedom is an "ancient hope that is meant to be fulfilled." History, he said, "has a visible direction, set by liberty and the Author of Liberty."

Make no mistake. Those telling Capital Letters are not my editorializing. They're in the White House transcript. If the "Author of Liberty" is God, what did God author if not The Word. And if the word in this case is "liberty," then it would seem "liberty" is just another synonym for "Jesus."
(via Rolling Stone)

Nice little tuneup for the SOTU, eh? FTF...

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