Friday, September 21, 2007
We do live in a Kafka-esque world.
The Senate just voted, twice, to condemn the ad from MoveOn.org, which played a bad pun on a name, calling General Petraeus, “General Be-tray-us”. But the Senate could not summon the votes to vote for either the restoration of habeas corpus or making the military follow their own rules about allowing military personnel just as much time at home as their have when stationed overseas. No, that was apparently just to much to ask or to even expect.
After everything that has gone on in this country for the last six years, the Senate votes to condemn a newspaper ad. John Kerry being called everything from a liar, a coward and a traitor in the last presidential election was O.K. A newspaper ad is over-the-line. And that still didn’t stop Bush from taking a staged question at his press conference to blast away at the Democrats anyway.
I am having a hard time writing about anything these days. Does anything actually make sense anymore? It’s difficult to summon up the indignation and energy to write about something seems to be totally without logic at its heart. I might as well write a post complaining about black holes.
I do wonder if historians 30 or 40 years from now are going to be able to sort this all out. Our current crop are not doing a very good job of it.