Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Shining City Upon A Hill...With Some Dim Bulbs

One small part of Bush's SOTU speech stuck with me afterwards. Near the end, he said: "This is a decent and honorable country." As an unintentional reminder of what we've really lost during the past six years, it came across more as plaintive reassurance than anything else.

It reminded me of Willard's private musings as he watches the boasting and backslapping of Kilgore and his men around the campfire in Apocalypse Now: "The more they tried to make it just like home, the more they made everybody miss it."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank god for a conservative with some brains...all the people of the same ilk here cannot even manage to see a disconnect between R Limbaugh as scourge of drug addicts and R B as a drug addict

1/24/2007 6:25 PM  
Anonymous Thomas Daulton said...

I think the full quote, which was edited out of the final speech, went "This is a decent and honorable country, where any village idiot has the opportunity to become President."

1/25/2007 12:27 PM  
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