Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Any colour so long as it's black

George Bush, in the course of his latest rhetorical atrocity as noted earlier --

In the great country of the United States, we believe that you should be able to worship any way you see fit; that you're equally American, regardless of your religious beliefs. They [Islamo-bad guys] believe that if you don't worship the way they see it, then they're going to bring you harm.

We believe in an Almighty, we believe in the freedom for people to worship that Almighty.

UPDATE: Since we're discussing the West Virginia event, it's a nice case study in the cult of personality photography that goes on around Bush: compare this shot of him, Patton-like, in front of giant flag with this one that shows (a) the gap between him and the backdrop and (b) the cropping not to reveal the empty space at the back of the crowd.

FINAL UPDATE: Dan Froomkin confirms that the crowd was too small for the venue (down a bit in column).

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