Monday, May 29, 2006

The Highest Priorities

What do you think are the most important and immediate issues facing America today? Terrorism? Iraq? Global warming? Port security? The budget deficit? The lagging economy? Crumbling schools?

Those are pretty pressing issues, and if you think they should be the top priority of the government, who would tell you that you’re wrong?

Well, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, for one. He thinks the most important issues — things that must take the highest priority — are gay marriage and flag burning.

That’s right, folks. People of the same sex falling in love and getting married, and a form of political speech are more a danger to our nation than Al-Qseda, melting glaciers, or a debt that will take a generation to pay off. This is the kind of leadership we’re getting from the United States Senate? Sheesh. Writing bigotry and idol worship into the U.S. Constitution. Our soldiers didn’t fight for that.

What does it say about our country when we have people like that in nominal charge?

Sen. Frist insists that this isn’t pandering to the Religious Reich and the flag-manufacturing crowd. Uh huh. This is the same guy who said giving $100 to each man, woman, and child for fuel savings relief wasn’t pandering, either. He is also seriously contemplating a run for the presidency in 2008.

I think he’d be better off flossing a gorilla.