What A Difference a Day Makes
Our Dear Leader, it turns out, is either lying about his religion or he's lost it. If the past is anything to judge by, I'm betting on the fact that he's lying.
In The Widening Crusade
, the Village Voice reported:
"People close to the president say that his conversion to evangelical Methodism, after a life of aimless carousing, markedly informs his policies, both foreign and domestic. ... in the election year 2000, Bush told Texas preacher James Robison, one of his spiritual mentors: 'I feel like God wants me to run for president. I can't explain it, but I sense my country is going to need me. . . . I know it won't be easy on me or my family, but God wants me to do it.'
Mansfield also reports: 'Aides found him face down on the floor in prayer in the Oval Office. It became known that he refused to eat sweets while American troops were in Iraq, a partial fast seldom reported of an American president.
And he framed America's challenges in nearly biblical language. Saddam Hussein is an evildoer. He has to go.' "
But things aren't really that simple, now are they?
Reuters (via Yahoo) reports that the prezzie's been havin' a few little sneaky snacks
"Bush was in an expansive mood on the flight from Indonesia to Australia, wearing an Air Force One flight jacket, snacking noisily on a butterscotch sweets and chopping the air for emphasis
Thanks to Atrios