“I’ve got God’s shoulder to cry on. And I cry a lot. I do a lot of crying in this job. I’ll bet I’ve shed more tears than you can count, as president,” –President George Bush
When I read this quote I was not moved, in fact I was sickened. Here is a man who clearly doesn’t give a damn about what God thinks or for that matter what nearly 75% of his citizens think. This short sentence is the rambling of a person out of touch with God and man. This is a man who snickered when Carla Faye Tucker begged for her life following a cell block conversion to Christianity. This is the same guy who told the deputy prime-minister of Australia that we are “kicking ass in Iraq.” I don’t think you can have compassion sufficient to be crying and “kicking ass.” One emotion is almost the polar opposite of the other and I think both quotes were about the same situation. Mr. Bush initiated an elective war, a war that didn’t need fighting against a citizenry that had never seriously threatened either the United States of America or most Americans. This the same guy who told Michael Brown, former FEMA Chief, “Brownie, you’re doing a heckuva job.” We have nearly five hundred days left in the administration of the worst ever president of the United States. I’m crying over the death of my country at the hands of a man who knows no shame. Mr. Bush has defecated on the Constitution of the United States. A man who swore to defend and uphold the instrument of our republic has torn it to pieces.
Conservative commentator Tucker Carlson interviewed Bush for Talk Magazine (September 1999, p. 106). Excerpt from this interview is quoted below:
In the weeks before the execution, Bush says, a number of protesters came to Austin to demand clemency for Karla Faye Tucker. “Did you meet with any of them?” I ask. Bush whips around and stares at me. “No, I didn’t meet with any of them”, he snaps, as though I’ve just asked the dumbest, most offensive question ever posed. “I didn’t meet with Larry King either when he came down for it. I watched his interview with Tucker, though. He asked her real difficult questions like, ‘What would you say to Governor Bush?'” “What was her answer?” I wonder. “‘Please,'” Bush whimpers, his lips pursed in mock desperation, “‘don’t kill me.'” I must look shocked — ridiculing the pleas of a condemned prisoner who has since been executed seems odd and cruel — because he immediately stops smirking.–Wikipedia-Karla Faye Tucker