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Saturday, October 30, 2004

Cult of Personality

posted by Jazz at 10/30/2004 09:33:00 AM

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Hat Tip to Josh Marshall. This crosses over the line of simply being frightening.

"I want you to stand, raise your right hands," and recite "the Bush Pledge," said Florida state Sen. Ken Pruitt. The assembled mass of about 2,000 in this Treasure Coast town about an hour north of West Palm Beach dutifully rose, arms aloft, and repeated after Pruitt: "I care about freedom and liberty. I care about my family. I care about my country. Because I care, I promise to work hard to re-elect, re-elect George W. Bush as president of the United States."

My question is, when they raised their arms for the pledge, was it with the fingers pointing up and the arm bent at the elbow, or straight arms up at a 45 degree angle?