george bush, beating around the bush.
June 26, 2000 10:13 AM   Subscribe

george bush, beating around the bush. good news: he's finally said something about GLBT equality issues. bad news: it ain't much. if he wins, i'm ditching my citizenship.
posted by patricking (14 comments total)
Violent crime may be down in Texas during Bush's tenure as governor but of course, that has little to do with him. In fact, Texas's state constitution is set up so that the governor has very little power-- probably the least amount of power of any governor of any state.
So not only does Bush have the coke scandal and the old-boy-network ladder climbing and the bailouts by his dad and his dad's rich friends dogging his steps, he also has virtually no leadership experience, since the gov. of Texas is a figurehead who basically just has to demonstrate the ability to sign his name.
Grr. Vote Nader!
posted by wiremommy at 11:22 AM on June 26, 2000

Wow, you sure wouldn't figure Bush has no power by the way he's getting hammered for the death penalty in Texas lately would you. Don't think that has anything to do with the whole - if its good, he can't control it - if its bad, he did it - kind of spin now would you?

As fo those that would denounce their citizenship because elections don't go the way they want - feel free to just go ahead and leave now please. If your first reaction every time it looks like you might not get your way is to take your ball and go home, pleas stop bringing your ball to the playground. :)
posted by schlyer at 1:30 PM on June 26, 2000

I live in Texas. Bush has been no better or worse in that seat than Anne Richards was. Dem or Rep, Cons or Lib; they're all the same to me. You could put a trained monkey in that seat and it'd make no difference to the people of this state.

"Everyone should be treated with dignity and respect."

These are the only words I've heard come out of the Bush Campaign that I personally liked to hear. Not that I DO this. Ah mean heck, ah don't treat myself with dignity and respect, why should ah treat anyone else that way? But I can respect a dignified man who has his spin doctors use that phrase so liberally, even if it is so they can avoid saying the [whisper!] "G word."

You think maybe Nader will do for Gore what Perot did for Bush's Dad? And we'll get junior by default just like we got Clinton? Y'know Beatty is starting to look real good all the sudden. At least he'd entertain us by pre-empting prime time.
posted by ZachsMind at 1:48 PM on June 26, 2000

'taking my ball and going home' has traditionally not been my first reaction, schyler. and reducing my comment as if i'm some narcissistic overpriveleged yupster bitching about a taxation issue is really appreciated. thanks much.
posted by patricking at 2:17 PM on June 26, 2000

sorry about that then. it may have not been your first reaction, but it was the only one I saw.
posted by schlyer at 5:04 PM on June 26, 2000

I'm going to go out on a limb and make a bet that, if Bush is elected, patricking will neither move out of the country nor show up at the State Dept demanding that they take away his citizenship. schlyer's correct: The "I'm moving to Canada if the GOP nominee wins" line is one of the oldest empty canards in existence ... practically nobody that bleats it ever follows through with it.
posted by aaron at 8:04 PM on June 26, 2000

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE... do NOT vote for Nader. Yes, his views on LGBT issues may be the best, but because he will NOT get a plurality of the votes, a vote for Nader is a vote taken away from Gore, and therefore a vote for a Bush administration. Al Gore may not be the best candidate overall, but he's the best chance we have for an LGBT friendly administration (not to mention up to 3 potentially LGBT friendly supreme court justices).
posted by UWliberal at 8:07 PM on June 26, 2000

Yeah, I'm with UWliberal. Do NOT vote your conviction, vote for a winner. Under no circumstances support and strengthen a third or fourth party. Lesser evil 4ever!!!!
posted by thirteen at 8:23 PM on June 26, 2000

Led Zepplin Rules!
posted by thirteen at 8:24 PM on June 26, 2000

Lesser evil my ass. Cthulhu 2000! The stars are right!
posted by harmful at 8:40 PM on June 26, 2000

For your enjoying pleasure (and for hopefully getting the discussion further off track) I give you (again?) The Complete Bushisms. Foo-wah! For the record, I don't think this 'proves' anything, but they're entertaining nonetheless.
posted by EngineBeak at 9:11 PM on June 26, 2000

Every vote for Cthuthlu, is really a vote for Shub-Niggurath! Please do not vote Cthuthlu!
Nyarlathotep promises to consume GLBT without bias.
posted by thirteen at 9:47 PM on June 26, 2000

oh, good sweet jesus. it was hyperbole. hy. per. bo. le. of course i'm not leaving. unless, of course, someone decides to enforce those dusty old sodomy laws, in which case several of us would probably be asked to leave (in a best case-and-bonus-travel-points scenario).i'm voting for cthulu.but zachsmind made me feel better about the whole thing.
posted by patricking at 10:43 PM on June 26, 2000

We should all vote for "Bob". He has this whole homosexual contingent of followers and has for several years, long before it was fashionable to do so. He also has a faction of homophobic followers who believe all gays should be forcefully deported to San Francisco and then a gigantic wall be built around the city. So Bob supports everyone!

Bush and Gore are cut from the same cake of cheese, and they both smell. Personally, I will probably end up voting for Gore for the same reason I voted for Clinton the last two times: I didn't like Bush Sr. I didn't like Dole and I don't like Bush Jr.

Actually, I wish I could vote for None Of The Above and have it mean something. The Libertarians like that idea.
posted by ZachsMind at 9:57 AM on July 3, 2000

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