Monday, April 28, 2008

One last thing before I say goodnight

Go read this: The View From Gate 14.
And, as always: Why do we do this when you know I am not a terrorist, and you know I know you know I am not a terrorist? Why this costly and harassing kabuki when we both know the facts, and would agree that all this harassment is the government's way of showing "fairness," of showing that it will equally humiliate anyone in order to show its high-mindedness and sense of justice? Our politicians congratulate themselves on this as we stand in line.
Here's some comfort for him, for all Democrats. In Lubbock, Texas – Lubbock Comma Texas, the heart of Texas conservatism – they dislike President Bush. He has lost them. I was there and saw it. Confusion has been followed by frustration has turned into resentment, and this is huge. Everyone knows the president's poll numbers are at historic lows, but if he is over in Lubbock, there is no place in this country that likes him. I made a speech and moved around and I was tough on him and no one – not one – defended or disagreed. I did the same in North Carolina recently, and again no defenders. I did the same in Fresno, Calif., and no defenders, not one.

I have to wonder, does the Republican Party, the bigshots on the national level, have any real idea just how close people really are to getting a big pot and starting the tar heating?

1 comment:

Annie said...

Do the big shots have any real idea, period?

My 13-year-old daughter got wanded at Will Rogers because she was wearing a back brace. Embarrassed the child to death. We offered to take the brace off, pass thru without, and they could inspect the brace for bombs (didn't actually utter the "b" word at the airport). They lady, sweet as she was, declined, and insisted on pulling the girl child to one side and making a spectacle of her in front of numerous waiting passengers.

Another reason why we drive.