Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

An unlikely ally

I've always found boxing promoter Don King a distasteful character, but that may just be sheer snobbery on my part. I was therefore taken aback to discover that, despite Wolf Blitzer's not-so-subtle effort to force King to recant, King stated frankly that he is now and long has been an ardent George Bush supporter:

I love George Walker Bush because I think he's a revolutionary. He's a president that comes in with conclusiveness. What they're doing in tomorrow in Iraq is a demonstration of that for the vote for democracy. The fundamental process of democracy is freedom of speech, law and order, being able to have freedom, working with people and working and governing yourselves. George Bush is that. *** I want to support him more now because it seems like everybody is punching him. You know what I mean? But he's fighting back, and he's throwing great combinations. And I think he's the guy that is really a revolutionary president. I think he's a president that cares about the people he represents, but doesn't compromise himself to the extent that he acquiesce and accommodate. He goes out there and says like it is, and tries to make things better. Inclusiveness, education, is fighting for that. These are the things that many guys that don't fight for -- George Walker Bush is a tremendous advocate to America, a great president for the great American people, and he's decisive. He's doesn't equivocate.
Wow! And so un-wow to this Wolf Blitzer question, which comes in where the elipses are, above:
Do you have any regrets supporting him? Take a look at that picture when you and I were there at the diner last year. Do you have any regrets supporting him as enthusiastically as you did?
Blitzer reminds me of one of Torquemada's agents, warning the heretic that he has one last chance to recant before the flames claim him.