Thursday, April 06, 2006

My New Hero

Harry Taylor

In North Carolina today in a public forum Harry Taylor made this comment to George W. Bush:

Q You never stop talking about freedom, and I appreciate that. But while I listen to you talk about freedom, I see you assert your right to tap my telephone, to arrest me and hold me without charges, to try to preclude me from breathing clean air and drinking clean water and eating safe food. If I were a woman, you’d like to restrict my opportunity to make a choice and decision about whether I can abort a pregnancy on my own behalf. You are –

THE PRESIDENT: I’m not your favorite guy. Go ahead. (Laughter and applause.) Go on, what’s your question?

Q Okay, I don’t have a question. What I wanted to say to you is that I — in my lifetime, I have never felt more ashamed of, nor more frightened by my leadership in Washington, including the presidency, by the Senate, and –


THE PRESIDENT: No, wait a sec — let him speak.

Q And I would hope — I feel like despite your rhetoric, that compassion and common sense have been left far behind during your administration, and I would hope from time to time that you have the humility and the grace to be ashamed of yourself inside yourself. And I also want to say I really appreciate the courtesy of allowing me to speak what I’m saying to you right now. That is part of what this country is about.

THE PRESIDENT: It is, yes. (Applause.)

Q And I know that this doesn’t come welcome to most of the people in this room, but I do appreciate that.

This transcript is from Think Progress ; video is there too. I think many of us have wanted to say what Mr. Taylor said to the Worst President Ever. However,I don't think I could have improved on Harry Taylor, my new hero.
(Please notice the expression on the lady Harry stands next to - it's priceless !)

After Mr. Taylor's comments, the President goes on to explain why he didn't think he had to obey the FISA law. More of the same power grab.


Blogger Richard said...

I watched it. Truly a very courageous man.

1:32 PM  

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