Monday, May 12, 2008

Good Band Name, Logo Included


Anonymous said...


I wanted to write you an email but I couldn't find an address so I took the opportunity to write to you here.

This is in regard to a comment you made at Crooked Timber. Here's the quote that drove me to respond:

"Given that conservatism in America for the last while largely consisted of slavish devotion to George W. Bush it’s easy to mistake the odd principled conservative such as yourself for a nitwit or reprobate."

Slavish devotion? You must not have been paying attention because conservatives most definitely did not have a slavish devotion to Bush. We loudly opposed him on his drunken sailor manner of spending, Harriet Miers, his open borders agenda, the prescription drug benefit, allowing Ted Kennedy to write the education bill, his insistence that Islam is a "religion of peace", his weak response when he was blamed for Louisiana's dismal failure to act as first responders as dictated by law after Katrina and his refusal to pardon the border agents who were imprisoned after shooting an illegal alien drug dealer.

There are other examples I could give you that would show you that conservatives do not have a "slavish" devotion to President Bush. Perhaps you meant republicans and that may be true, but the fact of the matter is President Bush is NOT a conservative and he hasn't tried to convince anyone that he is.

Thank you for your time and the opportunity to respond even if this isn't exactly the best forum for my response.

herr doktor bimler said...

I was going to write something poignant yet ineffably witty about Finnish song lyrics, but it would be anticlimactic after the previous comment.
Stupid Finns.
Also I have my doubts about the Word Verification. "naqdlifz"? Is that Finnish?