we're at the very apex of election stupidity and unthinking zealous fealty now. but this is so bizarre
that it has to be mentioned.
"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."
without delving fully into the hyperbole that comes rushing into my head, i'll simply note that bush isn't the first leader
to ask for personal loyalty.