September 7, 2006

Well, this is interesting

And positive. According to some recent polling Southern women breaking up with Bush:
"'I think history will show him to be the worst president since Ulysses S. Grant,' said Barbara Knight, a self-described Republican since birth and the mother of three. 'He's been an embarrassment.'

In the heart of Dixie, comparisons to Grant, a symbol of the Union, are the worst sort of insult, especially from a Macon woman who voted for Bush in 2000 but turned away in 2004."

Let's just hope that more people come to Ms. Knight's pov than this woman:
Still, some Southern women remain stalwart supporters of the president and the Republican Party. At a watermelon festival in Chickamauga, in the mountains of northwest Georgia, substitute teacher Clydeen Tomanio said she remains committed to the party she's called home for 43 years.

"There are some people, and I'm one of them, that believe George Bush was placed where he is by the Lord," Tomanio said. "I don't care how he governs, I will support him. I'm a Republican through and through."

Placed. Where. He. Is. By. The. Lord.

What does that say about the Lord?

A "sigh" and a postive note--all in the same article.


JMG said...

I guess if a Democrat were president, the devil would have placed him there.

ubub said...

This seems plausible to me because, after all, The Lord did afflict Job will all those tribulations.

Cold In Laramie said...

I am also struck by the time frame of the second woman's statement - she has been a loyal Republican for 43 years. Since 1963. Certainly, this has something to do with the age at which she became eligible to vote, but I think it is also interesting to note that it coincided with the Civil Rights Movement and the shift in the South from a bastion of the Democratic party to the Republican party.