Union of the States


Bush sure seems to be the master of the dubious conflation. Julian has already noted how human cloning got lumped in with chimeras, protectionist economics with a non-interventionist foreign policy. But the weirdest moment came when the president seemed to see a connection between the Abramoff scandal and gay marriage. What the hell?

There's some areas, on the other hand, where he could stand to do a little more conflating. If you're going to keep hammering the idea that America shouldn't wall itself off from the world, perhaps you might want to wait for another evening to give us your plans for energy independence.