From the New York Times:
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 - Declaring himself a proud conservative before a crowd of cheering supporters waving American flags, Senator Sam Brownback, Republican of Kansas, on Saturday announced his candidacy for president.
Mr. Brownback, an evangelical Protestant turned Roman Catholic and a former Kansas agriculture secretary, said he would focus on reviving faith and families in America; combating abortion, poverty and wasteful government spending; opposing same-sex marriage; and revamping Social Security and the federal tax system.
"The last thing we need in America is to take God out of our public lives and institutions," Mr. Brownback said during his speech in Topeka, Kan. "We need to embrace our nation's motto, 'In God we trust,' and not be ashamed of it.
"To walk away from the Almighty is to embrace decline for a nation," he said. "To embrace him leads to renewal, for individuals and for nations."
Brownback? BROWNBACK? What the fuck? What's next, Falwelll? Dobson? Look, why don't we just pass a law that all Americans have to be Christian, and maybe these whackjobs might leave us alone. Fuck me.
[Walks away, kicking puppies and kittens, muttering something about "Canada," or "a chateau in the south of France."]Posted by baltar at January 20, 2007 09:22 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Crunchy Nutbars | Culture | Extremism | Politics