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Let Me Pour Out My Love Letter

@ 11:06 PM (114 months, 10 days ago)

The Sun Herald newpaper (South Mississippi) has an interesting look into the relationship between George Bush and his Supreme bun-bun Harriet Miers.

While Bush was Governor of Texas, Miers once wrote to him: "You are the best governor ever - deserving of great respect!"

Bush once told her in response: "I appreciate your friendship and candor. Never hold back your sage advice," he wrote. "P.S. No more public scatology."

And just in case you were wondering, The Sun Herald goes on to explain that Webster's Dictionary defines 'scatology' as "the study of or preoccupation with excrement or obscenity."


"The moral test of a government..."

@ 10:05 PM (114 months, 10 days ago)

In the post-Katrina era, as the United States tries to rebuild a major U.S. city, and people try to rebuild our lives, these words from Hubert Humphrey should guide us:

"It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life -- the sick, the needy and the handicapped."