Insightful analysis |

Insightful analysis

How refreshing, especially on Presidents Day, to read Jim Hurley’s well-reasoned and temperate analysis of the failings of George Bush’s administration. Particularly insightful was his suspicion that Bush may have deceived himself.

In a recent interview with Terry Gross on NPR, Molly Ivins noted that Bush’s political appeal lay in “his anti-intellectualism, his macho and his religiosity.” Others have shown that in their attempts to circumvent the separation of church and state, Bush, et al., have politicized religion. How unlike Christ’s example (“Render unto Caesar …”). How unlike the vision of our Founding Fathers!

Robert Tallmon

Grass Valley

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