I caught a snippet of a press conference with President Bush this morning on NPR. As I tuned in, he was dancing around a question about gay marriage. Rather than explaining why he thought gay marriage should be illegal (as the reporter had asked), Bush said (and I paraphrase), "I believe we have to protect the sanctity of marriage, and marriage should only be between a man and a woman."
Not exactly news, I know.
A few minutes later, though, Bush fielded some questions about his policy on illegal immigrants. While discussing his opinion that foreign workers should be allowed to temporarily work in the country legally to fill undesirable jobs that Americans don't want, he said, in a rare moment of candor and insight (again paraphrased), "If you make something illegal that people want, they're just gonna' do it anyway, so we need to find ways to help people do what they want to do legally."
That's probably the first complete sentence ever to emerge from George W. Bush's mouth with which I have wholly agreed. Unfortunately he was lying through his teeth, because if he really believed that, he wouldn't have such a problem with gay marriage or abortion, the ridiculous "war on drugs" would come to a screeching halt, and hell would freeze over.