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March 19, 2004

Sully Wins "First They Came For..." Award

Andrew Sullivan is an idiot. And he admits it:

I have to say that I have been culpably naive about this administration on this issue. They led me to believe they weren't hostile to gay people, that they would not use anti-gay sentiment to gain votes, that they would not roll back very basic protections for gay federal employees. I was lied to. We were all lied to. But now we know.
Actually, most of us knew this years ago.

Bush told educators he'd spend real money to improve schools, then backed out on the funds promised for No Child Left Behind.

Bush promised environmental protection, appointed Christy Todd Whitman, then behind the scenes overrode any vestige of pro-environmental policy she might try to support.

Bush promised "compassionate conservatism" even as he's attacked a range of programs for the poor.

And forget labor issues-- Bush barely tried, but even his early allies like Jimmy Hoffa at the Teamsters now feel betrayed.

Sully is just a bit slower than most people on the drift. Until he sees the oven himself, he doesn't notice everyone else being marched off.

Posted by Nathan at March 19, 2004 08:23 AM