Wednesday, December 17, 2008

On Thrown Shoes

This may get me kicked out of the super-secret-commie-pinko-bleeding-heart-liberal-elitist club, but I didn't find the shoe-throwing incident funny. In fact, I found it rather sad. Sad for our country, sad for Iraq, sad for the troubled journalist, and sad for the President. Maybe I'm still feeling a bit melancholy over the death of a friend but I couldn't enjoy any schadenfreude from it at all.

Truth is, I just want GWB to go away. I don't want to waste any energy (emotional or otherwise) on him. That's not to say I don't want every single one of his crimes investigated to the fullest extent possible. But that's for the incoming administration to deal with. For now, we have to deal with this sad little man who doesn't seem to understand the enormity of the insult that those shoes represent. Either that, or he just doesn't care.

And that may be the saddest thing of all.

***UPDATE***

OK, this may be the saddest thing of all:

2 comments:

Tengrain said...

I want him to go away, too.

But unlike you, I got a vicarious thrill that at last! someone had the balls to let him know that he is not loved where'ere he goes.

Yes, it is a black eye on the US that it happened, and if it had been a different president, I suppose I would be up in arms. I think it is telling that there are almost no editorials condemning that this happened.

Regards,

Tengrain

watchwhathappens said...

Please. Just go.