Thursday, November 04, 2004

The Kids Aren't Alright

Now that the elections are over, it's time for our elected officials to finally act like grown-ups. Required reading for the day, brought to you by El Wapo:

"Think about the questions that neither George Bush nor John Kerry would address head-on:

Abu Ghraib -- who are we and what have we taught our children to be?

The clash of civilizations -- why do they hate us and how do we turn that around?

The loss of jobs -- how will we make ends meet and what should we train our kids to do?

Security -- forget the silly window dressing of color coding and Jersey barriers. What changes in our daily lives are necessary to stop them from blowing us up?

And poverty -- exactly how is it possible that we can be so rich, yet be surrounded by people who have so shamefully little and see no way up?"