The New York Times doesn’t yet seem to have had a post-Katrina spinedectomy. In fact, their editorial today tears Bush yet another new asshole. The President is becoming. . . porous. Read it, anyway. It will brighten up your day. Though it will also make you wonder why the Times wasn’t doing this sort of thing, say, two years ago.I suppose the brief appearance of a spine on the Times' pages is to be lauded, even though we know it's a rental. The editorial ends thusly:
The president's inability to grow beyond his big moment in 2001 is unnerving. But the fact that his handlers continue to encourage him to milk 9/11 is infuriating. For most of us, the memories are fresh and painful. We mourn the people who died on Sept. 11, as we mourn Daniel Pearl and other Americans, not to mention innocents from other countries, who were murdered by terrorists. The administration's penchant for using them as political cover is offensive. It threatens to turn our wounds, and our current fears, into cynical and desperate spin.Read it, it's good.