Just Like Lincoln
President Bush empathized with Abraham Lincoln on Monday, saying they both stood by their principles in the face of criticism during wartime.
He showed the group a portrait of Abraham Lincoln. He said Lincoln was unpopular during the Civil War but maintained his belief that all men are created equal.
"Look what would have happened to history" if Lincoln had abandoned that principle, Bush said.
You know, it's a mystery to me just why Lincoln's rotting corpse didn't tear its way out of the grave and come after Chimpy for demeaning his memory like that.
I'm not sure I even understand what "principle" Bush is referring to. The principle that America deserves its oil no matter whose desert it's under? The principle that we need to invade countries based on what their leaders might be thinking about doing sometime in the future? The principle that we need to be doing everything we can to confirm the Arab world's dismal view of America, while telling them they need to be more like us then wondering why they reject the idea?
Which is all aside from the point that I'm not about to accept a lecture on history from an ingorant pissant who can't even be bothered to read the newspaper and undoubtedly got his view of the Civil War era from Bugs Bunny cartoons.