April 5, 2005
It's Good to Be the Swing
Catholics are now swing voters in this country. That means that, as a group, they could vote for either party in any given election. Unlike religious conservatives (R) or African-Americans(D) they don't have strong ties to either party. Which of course leads to a lot of ass-kissing. For example, from Political Animal we learn that Bush has ordered flags lowered to half staff, which is not something normally done. Bush and Conservatives are doing all they can to use the Pope's death to snuggle up to Catholics in this country. Just look at FoxNews these days. Of course, they didn't like the Pope when he opposed Bush's Iraq War, but remember the GOP has no sense of irony.