Sunday, January 1, 2006
In the New York Times: "President Uses a Quiet Vacation to Prepare His Agenda for 2006".
Uh, the man is watching football. Don't kid yourselves. The Times is so gullible.
Doesn't he currently hold the presidential record on vacation time?
I believe so. But, you know, it takes a lot of rest and relaxation to cook up all these ways to take freedoms away from Americans. Sorry, but the machine guns at the apartment complex have me a bit ornery. It does give one pause to think about the example the president of the U.S., who believes he's above the law and has a "mandate" to do whatever strikes his fancy, is setting for small-time leaders like Melton, who clearly thinks he's above the law. If the prez can do it....
I'm seeing an uncomfortable Bush-Melton parallel myself, Donna: Huge coalitions of support with no good idea of why they're there, insistence on a "mandate," dramatic but poorly-planned displays of strength. I wish I had something sensible to say here. I don't, except that maybe Melton needs a flightsuit and a "Mission Accomplished" banner. And no idea why a frigging SCLC officer was at this photo op. And increasingly little idea of why the union people have his back. Lots of conversations I need to be having with people over what they see in Melton. Who knows; maybe they'll have an answer I can bring back here. But right now, I'm underwhelmed. Cheers, TH
- Tom Head