10/14/2005: Today's GEM...
...from Paul Krugman (NY Times): Questions of Character:
"...Right now, with the Bush administration in meltdown on multiple issues, we're hearing a lot about President Bush's personal failings.
But what happened to the commanding figure of yore, the heroic leader in the war on terror? The answer, of course, is that the commanding figure never existed: Mr. Bush is the same man he always was. All the character flaws that are now fodder for late-night humor were fully visible, for those willing to see them, during the 2000 campaign.
And President Bush the great leader is far from the only fictional character, bearing no resemblance to the real man, created by media images...."
[For the full text of the piece - visit this link.]
Karen on 10.14.05 @ 08:11 AM CST