April 8th, 2004

Fiona and me in the snow

IF we could get through these questions reasonably quickly ...

There's one advantage about watching a historical event. Its on every channel, every satellite network, and maybe about four channels even on XM. This is going to be short because I want to listen to these people on the commission interview Dr. Rice. One thing I notice about Bush supporters especially in the cabinet is that they tend not to have the ability to shut up. Rice especially. She's being made for one of the first times, to, in a few words, shut up. Oh great, she's now asking questions of the person that's asked her a question. I've never listened to a commission before, never watched a trial in front of Congress. But this must be a real big thing for on certain issues, the people in the audience including audience members applaud questions. I'm sure the talk networks will have real fun analyzing what's going on, and I don't think that we SHOULD overanalyze. Overanalyzing won't roll back the clocks or bring back the lives of the 3000 people who died in the World Trade Center and the our airlines. Knowing what the goernment did or did not do though, is important for the country's process of healing, and most importantly for the family's process of healing and grieving. When Clark appologized for what he thought he did not do and what he thought the country did not do, I think it was an act that was a very nice, almost heroic, gesture. Glossing over the issue will not help us as a country heal. Healing, unless its done right, could take generations.