Monday, June 05, 2006

Bush may not believe in "focus groups"

that are comprised of about 2/3 of the world's population, but he certainly caves at the slightest provocation from the comparatively microscopic interests of the fundies, even if he doesn't believe in the issue himself.

Though Bush himself has publicly embraced the amendment, he never seemed to care enough to press the matter. One of his old friends told NEWSWEEK that same-sex marriage barely registers on the president's moral radar. "I think it was purely political. I don't think he gives a s--t about it. He never talks about this stuff," said the friend, who requested anonymity to discuss his private conversations with Bush. White House aides, who also declined to be identified, insist that the president does care about banning gay marriage. They say Monday's events with amendment supporters—Bush will also meet privately with a small group—have been in the works "for weeks" and aren't just a sop to conservatives.

full story here.

Methinks the lady doth protest too much.

AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais