This Girl's Voice

Tuesday, February 04, 2003  

•• bleeding heart conservatives in da house ••

former Talk magazine editor Tina Brown has written a piece titled "Waiting For War" over at the Opinion pages at Salon,

which is focuses on the current war clouds that loom over the collective heads of the American people regarding the tilt towards war with Iraq by this President and his men.

But halfway through the piece, there's a paragraph that hones in on the hypocrisy practiced by these principled Republican ideologues in this White House.

"Franklin Roosevelt did it with his pledge to the Four Freedoms, JFK with his "ask what you can do for your country" inaugural. But Bush just can't get there. In his State of the Union pep rally a smirk of privilege hangs in the air even as he goes for maximum gravitas. He eye-sweeps the House chamber with stirring talk of freeing the Iraqis at last from torture and tyranny, which is great -- except that we know what he and his pals in the Cabinet really think about bleeding heart nation-building."

posted by voxpopgirl | 2/04/2003