My Way – News: “WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Bush said on Saturday that allowing gay marriage would undermine families, as he played to his conservative base by pushing a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex unions.

Bush made the highly charged issue of gay marriage the focus of his weekly radio address the day after the U.S. Senate opened debate on the proposed gay-marriage ban, which seemed certain to fail.

‘A great deal is at stake in this matter,’ Bush said. ‘For ages, in every culture, human beings have understood that traditional marriage is critical to the well-being of families. … And changing the definition of traditional marriage will undermine the family structure.'”

This from a speech earlier this year, GW has made his position on this issue crystal clear!

“Today, I call upon the Congress to promptly pass and to send to the states for ratification an amendment to our Constitution defining and protecting marriage as a union of a man and woman as husband and wife.” — President George W. Bush

February 24, 2004

On another front!

…”I would describe my relationship with the current leadership as basically nonexistent,”…

The President is realizing where his bread is NOT buttered. George Bush gave the following, I think refreshingly honest, response when asked why he will not be attending the NAACP convention this year.

YORK, Pa. –President Bush said Friday he was declining an invitation to speak to the NAACP’s convention in Philadelphia because of harsh statements about him by leaders of the venerable civil rights group.

“I would describe my relationship with the current leadership as basically nonexistent,” Bush said. “You’ve heard the rhetoric and the names they’ve called me.” (That’s an understatement !! – zzb)

Bush added that he “admired some” NAACP leaders and said he would seek members’ support “in other ways.”

At least someone is calling it like he sees it ! –zzb