Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Quote of the Day

Joan Walsh at Salon:
    I have no problem with the president visiting Virginia Tech and mourning with the community. But communities are mourning all over the U.S. due to his incompetent prosecution of an unjust and unnecessary war. An exaggerated sense of decorum and deference to the president in the months after 9/11 helped get us into the Iraq mess, so it bothered me to see that impulse resurface in the wake of the Virginia Tech tragedy. That the wildly unpopular president did the right thing yesterday can't make me forget about all the wrong things he's done the other 364 days of the year. We can mourn the Virginia Tech victims while also lamenting that we have a president who does indeed seem to care more about some people's tragedies than others.

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