Sending Messages

From Holden:

Some interesting political messages were transmitted over the weekend.

As noted by TBogg, the Poodle of 10 Downing St. is trying to tell Bush that he does not wish to join his re-selection campaign.

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.”