Skip to comments.Bush's faith-filled speech stirs both friend and foe (Peggy Noonan: it was "God-drenched")
Posted on 01/22/2005 9:18:55 AM PST by churchillbuff
Presidents as far back as Washington frequently invoked faith and religion in their public statements. Some scholars have said President Clinton made more frequent mention of Jesus Christ than has Bush, who is more closely associated with devout Christianity than his predecessor.
Even so, Bush's lyrical and at times defiant knitting together of religion and American democratic principles was widely noted, to mixed reviews.
Peggy Noonan, a conservative author and former speechwriter to former Presidents George Bush and Ronald Reagan, on Friday in the Wall Street Journal criticized the president's speech as "God-drenched."
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And I am currently listening to my hero Charles Krauthammer who makes more sense than anyone living on this earth today.
Peggy is Ok, but she loves the sound of her own voice and her own work too much to be objective.
She's just mad that she didn't get to write the speech.
(This is a prior reply.)
Here is a link to Jack Wheeler's comments about Ms. Noonon in a Newsmax article.
Worth a look for an opinion of one who "worked" with the gracious lady. :-)
I stopped reading him when he spewed bigotry at Mel Gibson and Christianity.
Maybe. Or maybe she's got a problem with mentioning God.
Please send me that link - because, as a Jew Charles was vigorously defending public displays and Christmas celebrations on Fox.
Peggy is past her prime. She should retire, write books, get a face lift, travel and forget about it.
[In his campaign, Bush frequently justified military action by saying that "freedom is almighty God's gift to each man and woman in this world."]
How dare President Bush utter such a divisive remark.
Dictators all over the world are surely offended by this rhetoric and will hate the United States EVEN MORE.
You definitely have her pegged! Even when she says things that I agree with (which is often), she makes me uneasy with
the "me, me, me" and "I, I, I". She certainly shows her "sense of self-importance". She gives the impression she is afraid
Bush might come to "overshadow" Reagan.....as if that would be bad.
LOLOL....all I remember about the brilliant Peggy's speechwriting was the line the first President Bush used that brought endless ridicule.....Thousand Points of Light
Thanks for that link. A side of Noonan I've never heard before. Puts into perspective her musings of Bush's speech.
What?! Are you sure you have the right man??
Sorry, I don't have time to find it. You might try some googling - with Krauthammer's name and "The Passion." His column got a lot of play - and a lot of negative comment on Freerepublic. Very hate-filled toward christianity, in my opinion (and the opinion of a lot of others). When I heard that he wrote a pro-Christmas piece recently, I wondered whether he might be engaged in some damage control.
Yes, he wrote a notorious column on The Passion.
Noonan is soooo yesterday but the MSM will give her plenty of air time to bash Pres Bush's speech.
I'd ask for a link; Krauthammer was on FNC constantly saying that as a Jew he did not find Christmas or Christian displays offensive at all
What is wrong with Peggy as of late?!
Becoming a "has been".
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