Friday, March 07, 2003

Bush and the Big Guy, cont'd. Suddenly, the Bush-and-God punditry is coming fast and furious. Two more contributions:

1. Michelle Cottle, writing on the New Republic's website (this piece seems to be available to everyone, not just subscribers), notes: "Even for those who accept the basic premise of a proactive Almighty Father, it's probably unsettling to think that W. is charging into battle with the blind confidence that God will of course help him emerge victorious -- just like he helped Bush kick the hooch and become a better father."

2. I'm a little behind the curve on this one, but University of Virginia political scientist James Ceasar, writing in last week's Weekly Standard, observes approvingly that Bush is something of a throwback to Lincoln, who invoked the "providence of God" in his second inaugural address.

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