Tuesday, November 18, 2003

(Let's Do) The Obtusi

How dense can one person be?

When one reads the following words

"Marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman. Today's decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court violates this important principle. I will work with congressional leaders and others to do what is legally necessary to defend the sanctity of marriage."

a sentient being can have many rational responses, but this

"I'm not sure what this can mean"

is not one of them.

The only way to read Sully's response is that he's fantasizing Bush won't lead the fight for a federal constitutional amendment, but will allow other G.O.P. leaders to front for him. Then he can pretend Bush doesn't mean what he says. (Which is often the case, but not this time.)

Sully certainly knows that this has always been Bush's position. Surely he also knows that Bush admires anti-gay judges like Scalia and is seeking to fill the federal benches with more and more judges like him.

Playing dumb won't make the real George Bush go away. And it won't cause him to alienate his base either.

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