You can breathe easy, relax, and sleep well, comfortably snug and secure in your bed at night.
Yes, Mr., Mrs. and Ms. American, our Theocracy is alive and doing just fine.
Thus assured Condoleezza Rice recently to the Southern Baptist Convention in Greensboro, N.C.
Somehow I just can't connect all the links between a highly-educated, never-married, African-American Presbyterian woman of power and a gaggle of evangelicals not necessarily known for their open-mindedness regarding minorities or woman.
This scene was indicative of the abomination our government has become, twisted all out of reality by religious fanaticism: Condoleezza Rice speaking in a room with 12,000 members of a denomination that was founded to defend slaveholders in the most strict interpretation of Christian teachings (how backward is that), and it continues to be so draconian as to not allow women positions of power and responsibility.
I could never figure out the Southern Baptist devotion to George W. Bush the Methodist, either.
At any rate, this gathering of hardcore faithful apparently went bonkers for Condi and the message she brought forth.
It was a doozy.
Upon being introduced, Ms. Rice was welcomed with a standing ovation. Before she had uttered even one word a lone man's voice was heard shouting out, "You've got my vote!"
Vote for what? Condi's never run for any office; despite persistent efforts by Queen Laura and Dick Morris (likes Bill, hates Hillary) to push her into the 2008 presidential race, she has repeatedly denied any interest in running.
However, Condi's been in league with the Bush family and their cronies for roughly 20 years now, deeply ensconced enough by 2000 to have a Chevron Oil tanker named after her, and through these associations she's learned how to be fluent in balderdash of the highest magnitude.
Despite having nothing in common with the Southern Baptists on any level whatsoever other than Jesus, the audience often burst into applause, gave her some seven or so standing ovations, and (this one cracks me up) an impromptu group sing of "God Bless America."
The sing-along followed a prayer conceived especially for Condi, offered at the end of her talk by SBC President Bobby Welch: "We thank you now for this sweet lady whom you have protected and guided and blessed. You know how we have longed and yearned for such leadership as this, and we are grateful, Lord."
This "sweet lady," a proponent of torture and mayhem, had just delivered a speech advocating total world domination, the Christian takeover of every nation that isn't a "democracy" with George W. Bush as King of Planet Earth.