29 March 2005

This Just In

Breaking News from Pinellas Park, Florida

Jesse Jackson Endorses Bush Administration Policy

In an abrupt departure from his standard operating procedure, the Reverend Jesse Jackson has whole-heartedly endorsed the Bush administrations' position on the Terri Schaivo case. Jackson traveled to the hospice today to meet and pray with Bob and Mary Schindler. He made a brief statement to the press, including this quote:

"I feel so passionate about this injustice being done, how unnecessary it is to deny her a feeding tube, water, not even ice to be used for her parched lips," said Jackson, who has run for president as a Democrat. "This is a moral issue and it transcends politics and family disputes."
There was rampant speculation (in my car on the way home from work) that Jackson may be trying to position himself as more of a centrist with an eye on another Presidential campaign in 2008.

There have been fits of apoplexy on the Democratic Underground, a so-called web log, over Jackson's actions today. Discussion participants there have had to face the double whammy of Jackson's alignment with Bush and Jackson's blatant reference to and beseeching of a "G0D".

Although grossly underreported, Jackson was also caught on video tape saying ".....Social Security is busted broke and it needs fixin'. Personal Retirement Accounts are what we need to mix in....." He then left the hospice grounds in a full sized SUV driven by someone purported to be (Florida Governor) Jeb Bush.

A swag of the sombero to Mike at Cold Fury for guiding me down the slippery slope

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