Wednesday, September 21, 2005
The 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.

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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?
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