So far as I can see, the Bush Administration’s response to the attacks of September 11, 2001 has been to:
- Nationalize airport security, which has resulted in searching the shoes of little old ladies and harrassing honest citizens.
- Invading two countries, with mixed success, at best.
- Creating a national police force that doesn’t have anything better to do than rough-up crossing guards at elementary schools. To wit: “Mr. Pickett asked the guy blocking the bus loading zone to move, and the guy told him he would move his car when he got ready to move it,” said Englewood coach Alton Jackson. “At that point I intervened and I went up to the gentleman and said, ‘Mr. Pickett is an employee here,’ and they said that didn’t matter,” said Englewood media specialist, Terri Dreisonstok.
“‘We’re with Homeland Security,’ and on and on they went, and pretty soon, before you know it, he’s handcuffed and slammed against a car,” Brinson said. “All the children are watching, they’re all upset.”
It’s almost enough to make one support a democratic nominee for president. And if you know me, you know what a strong statement that is.