We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
What we are seeing now, however, is a cynical, orchestrated attempt to weaken the President—and importantly, one that is based on what most Congressional Democrats know to be a faulty premise, that Bush either “lied” or “manipulated intelligence” to take us into war.
But he did lie, and he did manipulate intelligence. All Presidents do. But since he is a good guy, and a Christian, and generallly the best of a bad lot (to paraphrase Dickens, Politicians, a bad lot Politicians), I see no reason to join the pack of jackals attacking him and delighting the hearts of our enemies. Not to mention the lingering influence of my fifth grade civics class on how we should respect the office of the Presidency.
I do think he has some sleazy political bedfellows who I have no qualms about lambasting...Enough..