Rebuffs

Is it possible that there is a turning point in the ever arrogant Bush Administration?   

Harry Reid, the Democratic leader of Nevada, said he would oppose the Roberts confirmation.  He expects that Roberts is opposed to abortion and questions his commitment to civil rights.  The best quote from Reid is "I’m not too sure if his heart is as big as his head".  Good for Harry.  I hope others follow suit.  This decision shouldn’t be looked at as a political statement but as a decision that will affect Americans lives for years to come.

Another slam is from the poet Sharon Olds, winner of the National Books Critics Circle Award.  She was invited by Laura Bush to attend the fifth National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington.  Olds, who found the invitation appealing said "But I could not face the idea of breaking bread with you (Laura Bush) I knew that is I sat down to eat with you, it would feel to me as if I were condoning what I see to be the wild, highhanded actions of the Bush administration.   So many Americans who had felt pride in our country now feel anguish and shame, for the current regime of blood, wounds and fire, I thought of the clean linens and your table, the shining knives and the flames of the candles and I could not stomach it".

Bravo on all accounts.  It is about time. 

On another note, during the Presidential campaign, the Bush administration destroyed a runway in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  The Bush crew landed with George in tow and all his cargo which damaged the runway.  They were told that the runway was too soft for the weight of what they were bringing.  They didn’t care although when other candidates arrived they were gracious enough to land elsewhere.  So now there is damage to the tune of $2.1 million.  The Bush crew offered $600,000.  Just like they run the country.  Just a small amount but not enough to cover all the expenses.  They must be horrible tippers at a restaurant.