Monday, September 19, 2005
My Fellow Americans, Please Listen to Bob Herbert
Mr. Herbert responds to Mr. Bush's speech in New Orleans [at the link, scroll down]:
The president is Lucy, and he's holding a football. We're Charlie Brown. ... The country has put its faith in Mr. Bush many times before, and come up empty. It may be cynical, but my guess is that if we believe him again this time, we're going to end up on our collective keisters, just like Charlie Brown, who could never stop himself from kicking mightily at empty space, which was all that was left each time Lucy snatched the ball away.If you believe that Bush actually made any promises to do right by the people of New Orleans, and that he will actually deliver on those promises instead of giving away the Mississippi delta to Halliburton and Exxon, you deserve what you get. But the rest of us don't deserve it. So wise up.
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