The Mad Melancholic Feminista had a post up that does as good a job as I've ever seen of explaining how intelligent conservatives can vote for Bush.
The problem with the analogy is that Bush isn't simply insisting that everyone wear clothing made from hemp. He's killing people, destroying the planet, impoverishing whole populations, and raping the treasury. Shit, I'd hate to give up my collection of silk Hermes scarves for hemp, but it wouldn't violate too many of my deeply-held principles. But promoting torture and empowering theocrats is simply not in the same league, even if the man does give you a nice tax cut and that's what you think America is all about.
Still, MMF does some of the most interesting writing, week after week, on the web.
I'm a woman, a Witch, a mother, a grandmother, an eco-feminist, a gardener, a reader, a writer, and a priestess of the Great Mother Earth. Hecate appears in the
Homeric Ode to Demeter, which tells of Hades who caught Persophone
"up reluctant on his golden car and bare her away lamenting. . . . But no one, either of the deathless gods or of mortal men, heard her voice, nor yet the olive-trees bearing rich fruit: only tenderhearted Hecate, bright-coiffed, the daughter of Persaeus, heard the girl from her cave . . . ."