The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Saturday, October 30, 2004

More Fun With Chairman Bush

Just heard on NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!"

Host: Three Oregon school teachers were threatened with arrest for trying to get into a Bush campaign rally wearing shirts that read blank.

Panelist: Uh, 'Kerry?'

Host: No. 'Protect Our Civil Liberties.'


On Slate this week from Chris Suellentrop:

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.—"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." I know the Bush-Cheney campaign occasionally requires the people who attend its events to sign loyalty oaths, but this was the first time I have ever seen an audience actually stand and utter one. Maybe they've replaced the written oath with a verbal one.


UPDATE: This article from TNR's Ryan Lizza shows that I might have been wrong. Kim Jong Il, not Mao, might be the inspiration for BC04: