Tuesday, August 31, 2004

What W Stands For

The RNC set out its agenda with respect to women yesterday. According to Womensenews Barbara Bush urged women to vote for her son:

"With George W. Bush, what you see is what you get," she said.

Well, we knew that already, Barbara. Besides, we have had four years of experience about the mysterious letter W, and we know that it doesn't mean women. You might want to read Molly Ivins' article in the latest Mother Jones. Ivins gives an excellent summary of the war that George has waged against women.

Thus, it's not surprising that women advocating for Bush had a tough job finding something that they could be joyous about:

The Bush-Cheney campaign laid out its appeal to female voters on the first day of the Republican National Convention Monday by boasting of the President Bush's character, his appointments of women to high positions and his decisions to wage war in Afghanistan and Iraq.

I can see how it would be hard to find something positive to say about Bush's domestic politics with respect to women or about his impact on the poor women of this world in general. But come on, Bush never attacked Afghanistan or Iraq for the sake of the women there. That's absolute hogwash.