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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Three more years of "an empty man..."

a commenter accused me the other day of having an obsession with bush... i think that's reasonably accurate although it's less with the man himself than with what he symbolizes for me - the most visible face on some of the worst destruction i could ever imagine happening to the united states of america... i've often said that watching what's taking place on our national political stage, for me, is akin to watching the snake charmer bringing the cobra out of the basket with his flute - it's hypnotizing... i keep watching in horror as the snake rises higher and higher, tasting the air with its flickering tongue...
We have three more years of Bush as the main player in our national drama, three more years of platitudes, certainties, grinning, winking, cajoling, but never owning the consequences of his own actions. Since he cannot change his act, we will continue to get what we see -- an empty man propped up with a foolish sense of his own worth, taking us from one new disaster to another -- that is, unless the other players in our national drama, the stumbling Democrats and few surviving decent Republicans effectively oppose a leader who cannot lead. We don't need a hero for our national play, just some strong supporting actors with enough courage and sense to stand up against this comedian in our tragedy. More important is an enlightened electorate who must ultimately take center stage and restore the values upon which this country was founded.

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