Married!!! I should hope I’d get to at least meet you in person first, let alone, get to know you… [img]images/smiles/converted/wink.gif[/img]
You haven’t alienated me. Perhaps I’m of a rare type, but I always look at an opinion from all angles and respect those who may not see things in the same light that I do. Besides, a little difference in opinion always makes for interesting and fun realationships… I abhor complacency. My ideal partner would stand up and make it well-clear when she felt me wrong on an issue, yet be willing to listen to my reasoning on the subject (a respect I always do my best to give others.)
I do like the fact the Bush is willing to go full on to find and punish the guilty party/parties. I agree that he could’ve been, perhaps, a little more conforting, but I hardly think the man was callous about the situation. From the look on his face as he was walking form his copter earlier this evening, I could see a look of devistation on his face. By my observations, he’s taking this worse than he’s letting on TV. I feel that w/ Gore, we’d have the opposite situation… Very sympathetic publically, but hesitant to go full force with the search and punishment of the guilty.
Bottom line is, our nation hasn’t been in a situation like this EVER. We’re facing an invisible enemy, that wears no uniform, has no face, is willing to die for the cause, and has no problem slaughtering innocent people by the thousands. There’s simply no presidence for this situation, we’re forced to play it by ear as things unfold. It still hasn’t sunk in for me and I can tell you that the next few weeks are going to be very interesting, especially the day after…
I must admit that I am relieved to hear from you Rosa. If I remember correctly, you often reside in New York. I don’t know if you were anywhere near the WTC or even in the city, but I’m glad you’re OK in any case. [img]images/smiles/converted/smile.gif[/img] (and if I’m wrong about you living in NY, I’m still glad you’re OK. [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img] )
As for Tonyman’s post about Bush ‘scurrying’ about the nation for safty. My understanding is that he wasn’t doing that at all. His advisors were urging him to move to the nuclear-proof moutain base in Nebraska, but he ended up going back to the Whitehouse, even though it wasn’t necessarily safe. He had to bounce around a bit though, he is the president, AKA target #1 (#2 being the Pope.) Gore would’ve had to evecuate too, as would any president.
As for people being down on the president for his verbal slip-ups, I hardly think they’re relevant to his ability to do the job… Look at the man when he’s on TV, the guy’s seriously camera shy. [img]images/smiles/converted/wink.gif[/img] Beside’s I slip up my words fairly often, I think it’s because my brain moves to fast for my mouth to keep up. Can’t knock a guy for something I’m just as guilty of doing myself… [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img]