"W" Doesn’t Stand for "Winning"

With time running out, it’s fourth and goal from the one yard line. “W,” down by three points, stands behind center and scans the defense. Linebackers Harry Reid and Teddy Kennedy appear ready to crash in from the left and stop any nominee trying to score for Team Bush from the right. But “W” has any number of strong backs (Janice Brown and Michael McConnell, just to name two) who can get the job done and leap over Dick Durbin to paydirt. Plus, he has an offensive line of determined conservatives who outnumber the Democrats at the point of attack.

Suddenly, however, “W” stands up, making a “T” with his hands. He calls timeout. The fans who got him to this point wait breathlessly, hoping to see a daring play into the end zone.

But what’s this? Instead of seeing a powerful running back trot onto the field, they rub their eyes in wonder and dismay. An unknown Bush confidante walks out and lines up to kick not a game-winning but a game-tying field goal.

The question is: Will the conservatives block for her?

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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