Wednesday, September 21, 2005The Power of Chang
When I first read about this on another blog, I thought it was a joke. Jeb Bush says:
Last week, after "more than an hour of solemn ceremony" swearing in Rep. Marco Rubio (R-FL) as House speaker, Gov. Jeb Bush stepped to the podium to tell "a short story about 'unleashing Chang,' his 'mystical warrior' friend."
"Chang is a mystical warrior. Chang is somebody who believes in conservative principles, believes in entrepreneurial capitalism, believes in moral values that underpin a free society.
"I rely on Chang with great regularity in my public life. He has been by my side and sometimes I let him down. But Chang, this mystical warrior, has never let me down."
Bush then unsheathed a golden sword and gave it to Rubio as a gift.
"I'm going to bestow to you the sword of a great conservative warrior," he said, as the crowd roared.
See, I figured someone was trying to demonstrate the absurdity of "conservative Christian values": if you replace the words "mystical warrior Chang" with "our Lord and Savior Jesus," it sounds exactly like something one of these fundie assholes would say. But then I followed the links, and no, he really did say "Chang".
Seriously, what the fuck?
PS Apparently it's some kind of "rhetorical" device. Sure, okay, uh-huh.
That whole family is fucking insane. Ever see The Ruling Class? |