Speaking his mind, what there is of it
I ranted on this over at Eschaton but I think I'll cover it here as well:
CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush, noting that lots of people want to talk to the president and "it's also important for me to go on with my life," on Saturday defended his decision not to meet with the grieving mom of a soldier killed in Iraq.
I truly cannot understand the depths of the amorality of a man who would say something like that. It's important for HIM to "get on with his life", while those whose lives have stopped, like Cindy and Casey Sheehan, are nothing to him. He'll gladly exploit the dead of 9/11 to justify just about everything his misAdministration does, but face a woman who's lost her son to his lies? Nope, he's got his bicycle to ride.
And his followers, who get off on their Grand Guignol images of people jumping out of the Towers but call Cindy Sheehan "insane" for wanting some kind of accountability for her son's death. If I were a cynical person, after the next terrorist attack, when the wingnuts are crying for blood as they did after 9/11, I'd just say to them "I think it's [ ... ] important for me to go on with my life, to keep a balanced life."
Why grieve when there's naps to be taken & bicycles to be ridden?