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03 November 2004 @ 09:48 pm
 
Attitude: Card says president sees America as a child needing a parent
NEW YORK -- White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card said yesterday that President Bush views America as a ''10-year-old child" in need of the sort of protection provided by a parent.

Card's remark, criticized later by Democrat John F. Kerry's campaign as ''condescending," came in a speech to Republican delegates from Maine and Massachusetts that was threaded with references to Bush's role as protector of the country. Republicans have sounded that theme repeatedly at the GOP convention as they discuss the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the war in Iraq.

''It struck me as I was speaking to people in Bangor, Maine, that this president sees America as we think about a 10-year-old child," Card said. ''I know as a parent I would sacrifice all for my children."

The comment underscored an argument put forth some by political pundits, such as MSNBC talk-show host Chris Matthews, that the Republican Party has cast itself as the ''daddy party." Boston Globe Tuesday September 07, 2004

From http://www.thousandreasons.org/listB.html

I am reminded of the A Perfect Circle song Pet. It makes me look at it from a slightly different view.


A Perfect Circle - Pet

Don’t fret, precious, I’m here
Step away from the window
(Step away from the window)
And go back to sleep

Lay your head down, child
I won’t let the boogeyman come
Count the bodies like sheep
To the rhythm of the wardrums

Pay no mind to the rabble
Pay no mind to the rabble
Head down, go to sleep
To the rhythm of the wardrums

Pay no mind what other voices say
They don’t care about you
Like I do
(Like I do)

Safe from pain, and truth, and choice
And other poison devils
See, they don’t give a fuck about you
Like I do

Just stay with me
Safe and ignorant
Go back to sleep
Go back to sleep

Lay your head down, child
I won’t let the boogeyman come
Count the bodies like sheep
To the rhythm of the wardrums

Pay no mind to the rabble
Pay no mind to the rabble
Head down, go to sleep
To the rhythm of the wardrums

I’ll be the one to protect you from
Your enemies and all your demons
I’ll be the one to protect you from
A will to survive and a voice of reason
I’ll be the one to protect you from
Your enemies and your choices, son
Are one and the same, I must isolate you
Isolate and save you from yourself

Swinging to the rhythm
Of the New World Order and
Counting bodies like sheep
To the rhythm of the wardrums

The boogeymen are coming
The boogeymen are coming
Keep your head down, go to sleep
To the rhythm of the wardrums

Stay with me
Safe and ignorant
Just stay with me

Hold you and protect you
From the other ones
The evil ones
Don’t love you, son
Go back to sleep



There are tons of songs which, if you consider them a certain way, could be applied to our current state. And, this reminds me that I should get the new A Perfect Circle album. I’m sure it could be very appropriate in the years ahead. *snicker..?*

P.S. Has anyone noticed the similarities between Bush and Vyctor? Arrogant, “my way or else” approach, warring to get what they want, lack of sound manipulation of the English language... And now Vyctor is a houseleader again. Ugh.. Not even Kirganthis is safe.
 
 
 
Draco: Ronindigitaldraco on November 4th, 2004 04:34 pm (UTC)
Pet is totally an anti-war song.

I think Maynard even admitted that it was in an interview.