Will's Bowtie is Tied a Little Too Tight
Once again George Will has written another editorial incredibly
exaggerating the successes of George W. Bush's first weeks
in office. What a nice guy Bush is Will gushes. I am
beginning to think that his bowtie is tied a little to tight.
In his editorial "A Nice Bush Can Sell A Tax Cut" Will says
Bush is having a honeymoon with congress because he is such
a nice guy. Thats funny I seem to remember several remarks
Bush has made when he thought the microphone was off which
sounded not so nice to me.
In the same editorial Will takes a break from his love affair
with Bush to engage in some good ol Clinton bashing. The esteemed
Mr. Will compares Mr. Clinton to a snail leaving slime on
a sidewalk. Granted Mr. Clinton has not been an exemplary
President in terms of his personal life. However, none of
us can deny we have made mistakes in life and have things
we would rather not have revealed to the general public. Mr.
Will, I believe, has some skeletons in his closet, that the
general public does not know. Certainly the exemplary Mr.
Bush has at times in his life used illegal drugs, been an
alcoholic, lost millions of dollars of others peoples money
among other things not yet brought to light.
Next Mr. Will bashes Democrats in general because they are
still "pouting" about fictitious roadblocks and other impediments
to voting for minorities in Florida. I guess the esteemed
Mr. Will did not watch the Civil Rights Commission hearings
about the election in Florida. When Ms. Harris, the Florida
Secretary of State, could not answer even the most basic questions
about the responsibilities of her position that certainly
was not a cause for smiles. Commissioners of local precincts
pleaded with Ms. Harris to help them deal with the large voter
turnout expected, the lack of funds for training poll workers
and the antiquated equipment in the poorer voting districts.
As the hearings revealed their pleas were ignored by Ms. Harris.
Mr. Will certainly is an expert in many fields. I am thoroughly
impressed by the depth of his knowledge. He pooh-poohs democratic
concerns about ecological damage from drilling in Alaska or
our National Parks. Oil Companies would never take shortcuts
or cut corners to save costs that might cause an enviormental
disaster. One need only look at spills such as the Exxon Valdez
and the recent tanker spill off The Galapagos Islands to worry
about letting the oil companies loose in Alaska or our treasured
national parks. Certainly corporations are socially responsible
and would never endanger the public by polluting the enviornment
and concealing it from government officials. Certainly General
Electric didn't really dump PCB's intentionally in The Hudson
River in upstate New York. They did not know the harm PCB's
could cause. But now that the harm PCB's cause to humans is
known GE is acting honorably by launching a media ad campaign
against dredging the Hudson because it will cost millions
that GE will be liable for.
This is still a Democracy and people should not be attacked
personally with cheap shots for simply disagreeing with those
in authority. Mr Wills comments about the Clintons stealing
silverware and that Democrats enjoy wallowing in self pity
and playing the victim is a new low for someone who professes
to be on a higher moral plain than the majority of us. If
Mr Will longs for a return to civility in government and society
perhaps he should start with himself.