blogenlust
10.30.2004

The Bush Pledge


This is just plain scary. The Bush Pledge?
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.—"I want you to stand, raise your right hands," and recite "the Bush Pledge," said Florida state Sen. Ken Pruitt. The assembled mass of about 2,000 in this Treasure Coast town about an hour north of West Palm Beach dutifully rose, arms aloft, and repeated after Pruitt: "I care about freedom and liberty. I care about my family. I care about my country. Because I care, I promise to work hard to re-elect, re-elect George W. Bush as president of the United States."
Wow. The cult of personality surrounding George W. Bush has always been something that made me uneasy, but this just raised my uneasiness up a notch. Maybe if Bush wins (which he won't) kids will start saying the Bush Pledge in school!