4:59 - "Q: Is it literally true, the Bible?
BUSH: Probably not. You know, the idea that... [trails off]"
He came SO CLOSE to saying something interesting there, and then you can almost see the remote controlled valve Rove installed into his voicebox clench shut. I choose to believe he was going to say something about the resurrection.
Also, I think that Bush comes off looking a lot less crazy in this interview than I would have expected. Dumb and inarticulate, but he also has moments of token self-reflection and even (!) a kind of faux intellectual humility. A lot of what he says about religion here are things that, for example, Hillary Clinton is also on record saying.
Compare this to the stark-raving-crazy of Palin, who definitely thinks that the Bible is literally true, that God has chosen her to lead Joel's Army, and who knows what else.
Really, this is one of the most reasonable things I've ever seen out of the guy. How is it that when he's finally leaving he comes back from the deep end?
"god made me the anointed one - as long as I stop drinkin"
Well, he still has very strong faith, since he again linked Iraq to 9/11 even after all these years :(
He must be still praying to god for those WMD's to surface...
Jesus practiced waterboarding as a coversion technique.
Bush has never come across better as a person, but I get the feeling he was coached on how to sound self-effacing. All reports are that, for the past eight years, he has been driven by stubborn unquestioning confidence in his convictions, and that doesn't track with down-home humility.
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