Some interesting political messages were transmitted over the weekend.
Alabama Governor Bob Riley has a message for Ralph Nader fans:
Alabama Gov. Bob Riley told a Republican breakfast that President Bush’s re-election will change the U.S. Supreme Court, described by the governor as “very liberal.”
Riley joined GOP activists Saturday in Florence, Ala. for a breakfast held by a group called the Shoals Concerned Conservatives. About 350 people attended.
Riley said because the next president could appoint up to three Supreme Court justices, the coming years could be a turning point for the Republican Party if Bush is re-elected.
“This is the greatest opportunity we will have to return to the value set that makes us unique in the world,” Riley said.
Riley, a former congressman, blamed the “very liberal Supreme Court” for letting the country degenerate over the past few decades.
“There are very few times in our country when you have a defining moment like we have now,” Riley said.
Finally, North Korea has a message, from one Dear Leader to another:
In a strongly worded statement published by the official KCNA news agency, a DPR [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] Foreign Ministry spokesman said Bush had hurled “malignant slanders and calumnies” against Pyongyang’s leadership under Kim Jong-il.
“This clearly proves that the DPRK was quite right when it commented that he is a political imbecile bereft of even elementary morality as a human being and a bad guy, much less being a politician,” the spokesman said. “Bush is a tyrant that puts Hitler into the shade.”