Strangely enough, this is not a reason to ban spiritual invocations in governmental proceedings, although that was my first reaction. But no. The establishment clause is all we need, even though we kind of give it a wink and a nod in lots of cases.
This should serve nicely as a reminder for all those sensible Republicans (you know, the ones who have been making sure to show their distaste for Bush since 2005) that you can't base yourself on an alliance with religious extremists and not expect shit like this. I know you're just in it for the tax cuts and because Michael Moore is fat and those girls from East Quad had dirty feet and there's something fishy about Al Gore and you can't quite put your finger on it, but think about the choices you're making.
I'm deeply mortified by this, and I'm not quite sure why. I guess I'm embarrassed that such a thing took place in our country. It just adds to our hypocrisy. I think This is how I'd feel if I were an Ohio State fan watching my fellow partisans assault and pour beers on visiting fans in between cooler defecations.
I thank God every day that I'm not a religious extremist, an Ohio State fan or a Republican.