Sunday, December 04, 2005

Bingo; Feel Free to E-mail Around

Letter to the Editor, NY Times

Published: December 3, 2005

To the Editor:

What I find so alarming about the new turn against President Bush ("Even Supporters Doubt President as Issues Pile Up," front page, Nov. 26) is the surprise of those who, until recently, supported Mr. Bush, and their unwillingness to take responsibility for their own political naïveté.

I, along with millions of others around the world, knew from the beginning that the weapons of mass destruction argument was bogus and that the invasion of Iraq would become exactly what it is. I don't know a single person who was surprised to learn that the Bush government is incompetent and corrupt.

I hope that the millions who voted for Mr. Bush in 2000 and 2004 will acknowledge their responsibility for putting this global menace in office and will seek to do a better job in the next election. We live in a democracy, after all, and if we have a bad president it is because we have an unwise electorate.

Andrew Zimmerman
Washington, Nov. 26, 2005
The writer is an assistant professor of history at George Washington University.

4 Thoughts:

Blogger pawlr said...

Oh the Bush voters will just chalk it up as iteration #4023 of their American "loss of innocence".

We trusted him!! How could this happen!!?!!

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Sunday, December 04, 2005 12:43:00 PM  
Blogger Demotiki said...


These people are children emotionally - and often intellectually as well. We'll hear the same pathetic story all over again. Until these folk face their own demons, I am afraid we'll have to baby-sit them for years to come. All this guns, gays and God stuff will be right back on the program come 2008, and Bush's failures will pale in comparison to the spector of the transgendered borg.

Sunday, December 04, 2005 5:37:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

You're going to have to define "transgendered borg" for the rest of the blog community, I imagine!

Yes, the loss of innoncence is ever-present.

Monday, December 05, 2005 9:24:00 AM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

Speaking of the transgendered borg, I saw an excellent documentary about this kid in Canada who was born a boy but raised a girl after doctors burned off his penis during a botched circumcision. Drs. told his parents that it was easier to make him a girl than to repair the "boy" parts. They agreed with him and went along for the ride. After 13 years of pain and confusion, the girl/boy was told why he felt like he was a boy in a girl's body. He then started living as a boy and was much happier, although doctors had removed essential aspects of his sexual identity. Very interesting stuff, check it out. "Born a boy, raised a girl."

Tuesday, December 06, 2005 7:52:00 AM  

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