The aguish that SOME feel

Saturday, August 13, 2005 at 01:24 PM

On August 11th, 2005, George Bush Said:

I understand the anguish that some feel about the death that takes place

This, in response to Cindy Sheehan.

"President" Bush understands the anguish that some feel about the death that takes place. Think about that statement for a minute. He understands the anguish. He doesn't feel it, he understands it.

"President" Bush has said some callous, ignorant, arrogant, and downright ridiculous things in his time as overlord of the West, but this strikes a chord with me, and it would be inaccurate to say it makes me angry.

It typefies the arrogance that the fat cats running this country have displayed and continue to display. They don't even pretend to care any more, they simply slough us off with statements that treat us as if we were a battered spouse or a child who was afraid of the dark.

"Oh, I understand, America, I can see where you might be upset about this whole war thing. Here's a nice condescending speech and a pat on the back to make you feel better. On your way now... shoo."

It may be splitting hairs to some, but this man is the President of the United States of America, and he should have a handle on how the people of this nation feel, not just pay it inadequate lip service when it suits his purposes.

I saw Bill Maher on Larry King Live yesterday, and he said something I really loved, which was that this Cindy Sheehan situation is damned if you do and damned if you don't for Bush, because if he meets with her, everyone will want to meet with him. If he doesn't meet with her he looks like a troll.

Well, he looks like a troll after that backhanded comment, at least to me.