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Send The Gideons, PPLLLEASE!

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So do I believe George W. Bush is just playing the "born again" crowd? Maybe so, according to David Kuo, who worked for the Rove team, flirting with the far, religious right. If it is all talk and a bump on the pew, Kuo could be right. The video that I spotted of Bush in church, appeared that he was snoozing. I've done that before, in front of God and the whole congregation. It's not good to fall asleep when you are in the choir. Instead of, "Good sermon, Pastor!"; it's "... not my fault, pastor! I have a sleep disorder."

I shall not quibble over Bush's religious beliefs; and I am sure that Laura is a Christian, as well. A born-again Christian? Please don't call me a "Fundamental," "Born-Again," or "Evangelical," because these are man-made terms. I take no thought in human descriptors, but I do maintain that I am Christian only.

Act 11:26 "... and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. ... for a whole year Barnabas and Saul 3 met with the church and taught a significant number of people. 4 Now it was in Antioch 5 that the disciples were first called Christians."

James spends a lot of time writing about the abuses of the tongue and would spend some time on commercials as well, if he were alive. And it seems to me, that our president simply hasn't read the epistle. Surely, Tony Blair has. Give Bush an open mic, the audience will hear the s--- word in every sentence. And, after all, we know the president's favorite word is any variation of the word f---. In fact, with this White House, it appears that this administration could be judged more, than Clinton's presidency, since all sins are counted even, in The Good Book. Jeez, ... this has been a killer of a month for the Party Of God.

DeLay, Foley, Hastert, Allen, ...! I can name 34 scandals involving this administration with more turning up daily. How deep will the Abramoff scandal go? And the Foley scandal? And this was supposed to be God's party? In Oklahoma, our belt is still buckled on The Kings James Version of the Bible. We don't adhere very kindly around our homes and schools with words like, Fs, Ss, and GD words. "God's political party?" I am still not buying it. Jeez, George, lets make this a better place, starting in The White House and with your mouth, including lies. And, ... maybe even eyes. We have no king, and we are all equal. In our graves, there are no differences.

Know this, our children will likely follow our example. I do believe that fathers not only influence heavily, their sons, but they do so with their daughters in a different way. Daughters should look for someone who reminds them of their father or should I say, paterfamilias. And what influences does a president have on our school children? Back to the idle words from Rove and The White House.

James 1:26

"If someone thinks he is religious yet does not bridle his tongue, and so deceives his heart, his religion is futile." (KJV)

"Jeez! George." If Tony Blair can keep his language "up-to-snuff," can you, Rove, and Cheney, take a hint. We don't need it in the White House, and we sure don't need, "Well, it made me feel better!" even in The United States Congress. Kids are always around, and they'll study about your legacy and language in history. I would not want any child I know, to follow your example.

Shall we send the Gideons to The White House and leave them plenty of Bibles with the book's dog-eared to James 1:26.

So, what does this mean, George? The White House should be run like a high school English class. Even a hint of scandal should be deemed improper. If it's not fit to use or do in public schools and in the classrooms, that default language and actions should be observed by the president and all his friends, as well, while in The White House. Maybe we should hire a White House grammarian as well. And, if we can't do it at the state and county level, then surely it is not acceptable in the DC area.

And ..., oh yes, George, how about the 650,000 women, children, old men and women, and the buildings and the millions of cluster bombs you've left around Iraq. Weren't we supposed to be hunting WMD and not leaving them? Were we not expected to leave Iraq better than it was before we "dropped-in." Even McDonalds teaches kids to clean off their tables before they leave.

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