Alan With One L sent me this excellent editorial from the New York Times. As B.W. Ventril says:
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.


allan said...

Dear NYT:

What exactly was his "big moment" in 2001?

Reading My Pet Goat for 10 minutes after being told the US was under attack?

Sticking around for five more minutes after the reading to pose for more pictures?

Saying "the evil ones" and "smoke 'em out of their holes" and "on the run" 45,000 times each over the next week?


What did he do that was in any way substantial?

laura k said...

What exactly was his "big moment" in 2001?

Right. It should really say "big opportunity". He sure exploited that to the fullest.