April 08, 2006
Crazed Lunatic Attacks Bush with First Amendment
Every now and then, some crazed lunatic sneaks into a Bush event and gets too near him, sometimes with a grenade, sometimes with the First Amendment. The Secret Service is, of course, appalled by its failure to protect the President.
Harry Taylor is lucky Bush, the Bubble Boy himself, didn’t pull out a gun and shoot him. It’s not the message he is used to hearing, it is not the message he wants to hear, it is not the message his handlers want him to hear, and it is not the message Laura whispers to him each night. And when he looks at himself in the mirror every morning, it is not the message he hears from his god. I am certain Bush thinks Harry Taylor was some crazed lunatic that slipped by the Secret Service. They'll be living this one down for some time to come.
And what exactly was Bush forced to hear? This is what Harry Taylor said:
"While I listen to you talk about freedom, I see you assert your right to tap my telephone, to arrest me and hold me without charges, to try to preclude me from breathing clean air and drinking clean water and eating safe food. If I were a woman, you'd like to restrict my opportunity to make a choice... about whether I can abort a pregnancy... What I wanted to say to you is that--in my lifetime, I have never felt more ashamed of, nor more frightened, by my leadership in Washington, including the presidency. And I would hope from time to time that you have the humility and the grace to be ashamed of yourself... I also want to say I really appreciate the courtesy of allowing me to speak... That is part of what this country is about."
(Aren't the three reactions of the women to his right amazingly different?)