Meandering anecdotes and an occasional incisive comment, courtesy of an overeducated, feminist former-professional, who is continually outsmarted by her overly-gifted children and genius spouse and who seeks refuge in books, cocktails, and the occasional Xanax.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
not Shrub, no
"Can you pray to the President?" Lola asked.
She couldn't understand why we --- Anton, Iris, and I --- reacted with horror.
you're obviously doing something right with iris.
What about Clinton, I understand a lot of women were down on their knees for HIM.
well, sure you can - it just doesn't do any good...
(tongue planted firmly in cheek)
I don't know if horror was the best response to Lola's question. To me this could have been a teachable moment, where you could have explored the concept of free inquiry and the rights conveyed under the First Amendment.
I'm sure with some nonjudgmental dialogue and critical thought-inspiring questions, she would have come to the conclusion that The First Church of W would be a faith of limited effectiveness and questionable track record.
If all else fails, you could try to argue that the restrictions on titles of nobility for office holders in Article 1, Section 9, in the U.S. Constitution make it impossible for a president to assume the concurrent role of deity, at least without the consent of congress.
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