I have to take issue with Daniel Barno and John Cole who criticize Bush for not having his priorities straight. As Barno says "First things first George; the troops in Iraq and then the Economy, then we'll worry about the homosexual problem in this country."
Fair enough, but that ain't the way it works, otherwise all Bush would talk about would be security (since, on balance, there isn't all that much he can do about the economy, rhetoric notwithstanding). That would make for an odd campaign and cede quite a bit of political territory to Kerry. Further, making one speeh on this topic is hardly going to distract Bush with the other work of the Presidency.
Bush will mention a lot of things over the next 8 months that aren't A-One priorities, but just because a given topic gets some attention doesn't mean that the topic is dominating governing for that moment in time (or even that much is going on beyond the speech of the moment).
Wednesday, February 25, 2004
Poliblog has an answer for those who are angry that Bush is talking about gay marriage when there are so many more important issues.
Posted by Betsy Newmark at 10:17 AM