He was trying to save your life, stupid.

March 13, 2007 | By | 2 Replies More

Former President George H.W. Bush, on his recent collapse from dehydration:

Bush spoke about the incident that sent him to the hospital on Sunday, telling the audience that he became tired after playing golf in high temperatures.

“The next thing I remember … I fainted and I was on the floor,” he told the crowd.

He joked: “The ugliest part was my dear friend from Las Vegas (a male friend) was giving me mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. We had about six beautiful girls there and there was (my friend) doing his part.”

Am I experiencing aftershocks from Ann Coulter’s recent display bigotry, or is this yet more evidence of a deep and institutionalized bigotry among conservatives?  It all-too-often starts with a “joke.” 

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    Here's another example of institutionalized animosity toward gays. If the conservatives put as much effort on health care as they did obsessing about gays, we'd have the healthiest country in the world.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=29456

  2. grumpypilgrim says:

    Ann Coulter seems likely to be headed for obscurity (except, of course, for other nutcases like her): her calling every prominent Democrat "gay" reminds me of the story about the little boy who cried wolf. He cried wolf because he enjoyed seeing the way people reacted to his feigned crisis, but eventually people just stopped listening to him.

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