Dubya cryin’ on the shoulder of God
When author Robert Draper interviewed president George W (“Jesus in my heart“) Bush for his book Dead Certain (the title an apparent reference to Bush’s defiance and stubbornness in the face of harsh reality) he noted that Bush had nobody’s “shoulder to cry on.”
Bush told him, “Of course I do, I’ve got God’s shoulder to cry on, and I cry a lot,” and added, “I’ll bet I’ve shed more tears than you can count as president.”
The “leader of the free world” has an imaginary friend! And one to whom the president can expose his… well, non-Texan, feminine even, side.
How cute! How precious!
Do we have these tearful sessions with the Butcher of the Old Testament to thank for Iraq?
“What about those bad Arabs, God? Wadda I do?”
“Infirm of purpose! Give me the daggers…” (Macbeth 2.ii.50-57)
When I objected to the appointment of a theologian as Rector of the University of Stellenbosch, I was berated. Yet I reiterate: Someone who sees fairies in the garden when none are evident should not lead young minds into the future. Similarly, someone who sees fairies in the garden when none are evident should not lead a nation!
Crying on the shoulder of “God”! For crying in a bucket! What a cretin!