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Leader of the Free World?

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008 3:56 AM

Apart from a shot of President Bush visibly disrespecting the American flag while at the Opening Ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics by tapping it against the side of his leg, there's these two photos.

The First Lady corrected her husband shortly after this embarassing moment. Now, we understand that a flag has two sides, and its correct placement is, in part, a matter of perspective. In fact, it's accepted practice for a reversed flag to be worn on a soldier's right shoulder (the normal image is on the left), which gives symmetry to the design whether or not both 'sides' are visible.

Bush's error is more like hanging the flag backwards in your front window.

And then there's this image:

It takes four Secret Service agents to help the Commander-in-Chief navigate the stairs? It just doesn't look like Bush simply stumbled, but that he's unsteady on his feet for another reason ... like being drunk.

Believe in global warming or don't. But let's not confuse the salvation of man by the blood of Christ Jesus with 'saving the planet' in environmental terms.

"(Nancy Pelosi) is committed to her global warming fanaticism to the point where she has said that she�s just trying to save the planet. ... We all know that someone did that over 2,000 years ago, they saved the planet � we didn�t need Nancy Pelosi to do that," Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minnesota) said in an interview.

God sent us His only Son so we could all drive SUV's and have barbecues and not worry about stupid owls and marshes? Really?

Randy Scheunemann, one of John McCain's top foreign policy advisors, is also part owner of a firm handling strategic issues for the Republic of Georgia in Washington, D.C.

Out and about promoting her new book, Speaker Nancy Pelosi ran afoul of protesters wanting to know why impeachment is 'off the table.'

Pelosi angrily insisted that she is being faithful to her oath to defend the Constitution (just not the part where it says Congress shall, not may or may not, depending on whether I can squeeze it into my busy schedule, conduct impeachment proceedings upon being presented with Articles of Impeachment), and that she's trying to work for bipartisan cooperation (which apparently means rolling over and begging for a bickie from the Republicans at every turn).

I'm even leery of her 'well, we'll hold a vote on offshore drilling as long as you agree to these terms' offer, because we've already seen that the Democrats don't know what to do when they win a political point.

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