Friday, July 30, 2004

Who Would Jesus Bomb?

Meryl Streep wants to know:

At the Golden Globes in January, accepting an award for her work in Angels in America, she attacked President Bush's position on gay marriage; backstage afterwards, when asked what the biggest problem facing America was, she said, "It has three initials." Toning it down for the New Dramatists luncheon in May, she merely took a swipe at Bush's famous word-mangling. But at a Radio City Music Hall fundraiser for Senator John Kerry earlier this month, she pulled out the rhetorical stops. "During shock and awe, I wondered which of the megaton bombs Jesus, our president's personal saviour, would have personally dropped on the sleeping families of Baghdad," she said. "I wondered, 'Does Jesus understand collateral damage?' "