Why He Should
It would be an opportunity for him to make a gesture of compassion toward people that have suffered and sacrificed because of policies and decisions that have never been honestly or adequately explained to the American people.
It would be an opportunity to establish a meaningful public forum on the topic of why we went to war. Perhaps it’s time to actually make the argument that we need those permanent bases, we need the resources and control, we need the oil, whatever. If it’s a good argument, it’s long past the time when we should have heard it. If intelligence was fixed around the plan, we need to know the reasons for the plan.
It would be a method of presenting a real explanation, however difficult, that the American people could understand and that might have some chance of bringing us together in unity – and in reality.
It is his job as President to lead all Americans. Ultimately, the President is, in fact, answerable to us. Although not many are saying this, it’s really his job – and he hasn’t been doing it.
It would show maturity, and security in his position.
It would show support for all military families – whether for or against the war, they deserve to know why the invasion of Iraq was worth their sacrifices and dedication.
It would be a way to atone for the “bring ‘em on” statement.
But he probably won’t. A moment that reveals a lot – the motorcade that drove past Cindy and the other protesters at the Crawford Ranch. Drove right on by – to a fundraiser, yet. It’s hard to argue for that. He might as well have flipped the bird.
My feeling is that he won’t.
Why He Won’t
George won’t talk to Cindy because he can’t think on his feet and he might do or say something regrettable. He’s not used to being confronted – he gets mad and jumpy.
George won’t talk to Cindy because he has to have complete control of the staging and the audience and the participants. This wasn’t a set-up, so he won’t play.
George won’t talk to Cindy because he wouldn’t be able to mask his derision, made all the more difficult because she is female. Maybe Laura and his daughters could advise him – do some role-playing.
Oh! That’s it! Send Laura out – that would be the brilliant strategy. What a picture that would be – two moms from different worlds. Actually, that might be the only way, short of George being a human being, that the right-wing could save this situation.
What to Do
As far as I’m concerned, let Bush just continue to do exactly what he is doing – it really shows his true colors. Let the people see his disregard – he has to “get on with his life” – riding his bike, surrounding himself with his yes-people, making more money plans, that kind of thing. Let them watch the smear-campaign. Let’s see how nasty they can get -I’m very sure that it will get even sleazier than it already is.
Hang on Cindy, don’t be frustrated – just stay there. Just stay there and be – keep talking. I heard you on Air America today and was even more impressed.
I’d love to see the counter-protesters start really talking to the protesters – they actually have some points in common. Whether you want to glorify or impeach George – even if you really don’t care one way or another – we still deserve answers to some basic questions about what America is all about these days. It affects all of us.. and our children… and our grandchildren. We will be paying for all of this crony corruption for a long time to come, and not just in money.
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