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What you said here I would agree with, particularly regarding Bush Jr.

Regarding "hero worship" that goes on with politicians, entertainers and sports figures. But with the U.S. Americans want to believe in their President and place them on a level of royalty, since we don't have it. I'm not sure where the idea of the American President being called "leader of the free world" came from but it placed American Presidents on a level the founders of this country never intended. It implies imperialism and national building -  both were never considered by the country's founders.

by BJ Lange (langebj@gmail.com) on Wed Aug 8th, 2007 at 10:55:31 PM EST
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