Originally posted by dj2becker
It would surprise you if Hitler chose a Jew as his right-hand man?
in today's world of sophisticated propaganda, no, it wouldn't surprise me.
and I'm not surprised that Bush is appointing a born again Christian. The strategy, i think, is to placate Bush's base supporters. He touts her Christianity as part of the reason he appointed her- then the Senate gets to ask her lots of questions. If the democrats attack her for this, or even ask her how it's relevant, then she becomes a persecuted Christian, and many Christians in the US already believe that their ideas are being persecuted. Many Christians think their rights are being taken away because they can no longer impose their views on others. (for example, prayer in school- you can still pray in school anytime you want, but there is no longer a mandatory, school-wide prayer, and many Christians see this as a withering away of their "rights"
I'm not surprised Bush is doing this. it fits right in line with everything else. it just amazes me that he's able to get away with it. i've given up on democracy. only propaganda works. and Bush's propaganda mill is one of the best the world has ever seen.