Thursday, October 13, 2005

Evangelists reject faith

Atrios links to a piece in the Philadelphia Inquirier online about the Miers meltdown that seems to indicate that The Daily Show is now scripting wingnut talking points:


Jan LaRue, chief counsel at Concerned Women for America, a conservative grassroots group, said yesterday: "My goodness, we keep being told to just believe the President. I was on a conference call - everybody was - with [GOP national chairman] Ken Mehlman, and the whole message was 'Trust us, trust us, trust us.' But we've never had to just rely on trust before. There was always credible information to look at before. But, with this nominee, I can't determine what she really believes in, and I can't find anything in her record even remotely related to constitutional law."
Got that? The folks who reject Darwin, think the Earth is six thousand years old, and that the Bible is 100% literally true are uncomfortable relying on trust. "Give us credible information," they plead.

"Jan LaRue"simply must be a pseudonym for Stephen Colbert.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, in a way their position makes perfect sense. their views are founded on faith in the word of God --- not the word of Bush.

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps the flat earth Evangelists might have a little more faith in the President if the message about Miers came from a burning bush?

Oops! It did!

Kevin Schmidt

5:30 PM  
Blogger Petty Larseny said...

Terrific post. I just found this site through Buzzflash. Great stuff. I've been blogging a lot (yes, too much) about the subtle role different notions of faith have played in the Miers nomination. If anyone's interested, please check out my site: www.PettyLarseny.com.

Thanks.

9:09 PM  

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