Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Writing about the capture of Saddam in National Review Online, David Frum declares,

it’s becoming increasingy difficult to doubt that God wants President Bush re-elected.

The links in the quote are Frum's; they're to stories about the uptick in GDP and the Dow topping 10,000, both of which, Frum suggests, are also signs that the Guy Upstairs is taking sides for '04.

Er, David, that's a slippery slope, and you don't really want to go there. After all, you yourself wrote (on page 272 of your Bush book) that "on September 10, 2001, George Bush was not on his way to a very successful presidency" -- a situation that began to change dramatically, in your opinion, the next day.

If you're going to argue, David, that any remarkable event that seems to aid your cause is the result of direct divine intervention, you're implying that maybe God killed 3,000 people in the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and a Pennsylvania field just because He wants to maintain GOP control of the Oval Office. After all, if we assume that God was responsible for recent events that pushed George W. Bush's approval ratings from the low 50s to the high 50s, shouldn't we also assume that He was responsible for the event that pushed those ratings to the 80s and kept them favorable for more two years? Want to explain to me how, in your view, the All-Powerful could be jiggering GDP and Iraq intel without also being in control of those four planes?

Sorry, David, but you brought it up.

(Frum link courtesy of Tapped.)

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