By Cassandra D
Well, I just gritted my teeth and sat through Bush's speech.
"We must put aside our differences." Yep. That's what he said. Of course, what he meant by that was, "You people must agree with everything I say and do."
I had a brief glimmer of hope when I heard him talk about "working with Democratic leaders." But then I realized he was talking about working with little "d" "democratic leaders" in the Middle East. I should have known he wasn't talking about the opposition party in the U.S. As Chase pointed out, he would have called them "Democrat leaders."
Just before GWB's speech, I watched Keith Olbermann speak words that resonated deeply with me. Read it or watch it, but here's just a snippet:
"How dare you, Mr. President, after taking cynical advantage of the unanimity and love, and transmuting it into fraudulent war and needless death, after monstrously transforming it into fear and suspicion and turning that fear into the campaign slogan of three elections? How dare you -- or those around you -- ever "spin" 9/11?"
I want a bumper sticker that says, "How dare they spin 9/11."