Yet...yet. The assessment coming out of the Sunday talk shows was pure defiance. Even while the surrogates were making the rounds, they couldn't even come up with the same, or even similar, numbers when talking about jobs saved or created by the stimulus yet they charged ahead. This is fascinating to watch. To hear it said they haven't talked to us enough to make us understand was laughable. All they've done is talk!
What they didn't count on is the fact we listened. I don't think they understand the concept. You talk, we listen. That's pretty elementary. The next step apparently isn't. We don't like what we hear, we tell you!
Nothing at the moment is looking rosy. Lieberman and Snowe now want Gitmo kept open. We have 18,000 Marines now in Haiti. That's half the number needed for the surge in Afghanistan. Where is the difference going to be made up? Or are we going to let those still in Afghanistan hang out to dry?
Foreign countries and aid groups are criticizing how we're handling the relief effort. Well, let them step up to the plate! They won't fight with us so let them do the heavy lifting in Haiti.
Times are really tough because everything is interconnected. Just like with our intelligence community, the dots have to be connected yet there are huge gaps.
Nope. No one in the administration is whistling a happy tune at the moment. I just hope this verse from The King and I is an unintentional anthem!
The result of this deceptionIs very strange to tellFor when I fool the peopleI fear I fool myself as well!