Where This Bush Parts Ways with Dad


By Douglas Harbrecht

I'm a fixin-to-draw cowboy: How peculiar to my ear that Europeans hear Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson in Bush's war rhetoric. "This fundamentalist, Bible-thumping, right-wing Administration in the United States wants war," recently shouted George Galloway, a Labor Party member of the British Parliament, tapping into deep fright that Bush's born-again Christian beliefs could somehow lead to Armageddon (see BW Online, 3/7/03, "Bush, the Bible, and Iraq"). What I hear is Bush talking like a Texan, not like he's on the PTL Club.

Whatever you hear, why Karl Rove has allowed the President to speak the language of his home state during a world crisis is a mystery that can only make dad -- a former U.S. Rep


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