Monday, September 1, 2008
Serving a cause greater than self interest
Serving a cause greater than self interest ~ The noble thought graces the headline page of the RNC website for opening day.
To be honest the headline could read:
Backstepping and trying to do damage control of past neglect and ineptitude.
Indeed, it would look bad, REALLY bad to have windbags blathering on at the RNC podium, while the Gulf Coast is battered by a catastrophic hurricane Gustov.
W himself has cleared his schedule so he can monitor the situation in Texas.... and frankly, he is nothing but a party liability. The hurricaine's timing & location are conjuring up memories of bodies floating, and gross negligence, of the murky waters that drowned New Orleans & Mississippi, in the Katrina Hurricaine.
While I'm sure there will be strong efforts to have vastly improved photo ops of Republicans at the ready to help Hurricane victims, the truth of the matter is the Lower 9th District of New Orleans remains an abandoned shambles, 3 YEARS after the storm hit. The Industrial Canal in that zone is on the brink of breeching & flooding again, today.
I think it is safe to say, I doubt we will be seeing the helpful republicans posing for pictures in front of those ruins.
The rest of the RNC week promises to be a theater of the absurd ~ learning just how much more havoc and catastrophic results can be brought in our lives when you have inexperienced and unqualified people running things. From the top- President Bush himself, to the reminiscent unqualified Brownie, in charge of FEMA at the time of hurricane Katrina's peak of crisis, we have witnessed what it's like to have clueless "leaders", who do more harm than good.
We won't be hearing about death tolls, National Debt. poverty, or just how much the Iraq occupation is NOT an accomplished mission, by any means. We will see hurricane photo ops, promises of jobs drilling oil & building "safe" nuclear power plants- maybe even in known hurricane zones & on earthquake fault lines.
I can almost smell the apple pie baking in the oven, when we hear the virtues of a Mom with PTA & Mayor of Podunk experience being fully qualified to step up to the #2 position in our country. Who knows- maybe Palin will even wear her beauty Queen bikini & Rhinestone Tierra to the Convention as an added resume reminder item?
This week will be an interesting excercise in putting spin on the worst regime in American History.