Bush doesn't hate gays...or pot

How's this for cognitive dissonance: Bush's anti-gay message came despite his actual feelings? That's just one of the tasty morsels revealed by "The Tapes" made by evangelical and Bush 41 staffer, Doug Wead. Bush also admitted to having smoked pot but anyone who's been around pot smokers understands from Bush's syntax that this is a second-rate revelation. Fortunately for Bush, the WH press corps appear to be so stunned by the departure of Jeff Gannon from their ranks that they haven't bothered to ask questions about these tapes or what might be on the other 90% of them. (tip via: Americablog)

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