Sunday, June 04, 2006

"I'm not sure of anything he's done, but I like that he's religious — that's really important."

I'll grant that this article in today's New York Times isn't exactly down the middle. But it shows that among Bush's supporters in Utah (one of only 2 states where a majority still view him favorably)...well, there's not a hell of a lot of thought as to why.

3 comments:

Shannin said...

How can anyone be that single-minded? I just finished "Under the Banner of Heaven" about the radical Mormon movement and found it very interesting. This article confirms much of what was touched upon in the book...

I'm catching up on my blog reading and need to read your last 3 movie essays...

The Manly Ferry said...

I didn't want to bury my World Cup prediction dodge down below figuring there was some chance you'd never see it. And I don't know whether you visit Bunco Parade regularly, so figure I'd just leave something here...even if it's off-topic (my apologies to the author and all visitors).

Anyway, I've pushed my predictions as far as I'm expecting to - i.e. to the end of the first round. Experience from past tournaments suggests that one learns so much from the first round games - whether it's form, fragility (see Portugal), injuries, dissension within a squad (see Holland), or outright choking (see Spain, who, by the way, showed familiar vulnerability against Egypt over the weekend) - that one isn't working with enough information to make worthwhile selections.

As I said, I admire the wontons you show in picking through to the end.

One last thing: I shied away from picking Group E (the U.S.'s group), but think you've created a very, VERY plausible scene....even as I still hope it won't break thattaway.

Alison said...

Not that I am defending this mentality, but I am not sure many of us on the other side are much better. The past two presidential elections, I have voted for people because "he's GOT to be better than this idiot." Not exactly high discourse on the issues.