Thursday, August 05, 2004
Seven minutes in September
This is the latest quote from Lurch today. He took a shot at W's actions on September 11, 2001 with the following jab:
Had I been reading to children and had my top aide whisper in my ear that America is under attack, I would have told those kids very nicely and politely that the president of the United States has something that he needs to attend to.
This proves to me that Lurch has no understanding of what it is to lead, let alone sit in a position of command. One of the hallmarks of a great leader is his ability to remain calm while the world around him is in turmoil. The world around W was sliding into a panic on that morning in September. He had heard the news that a plane had hit the WTC Tower 2 - and all information pointed at an accident. It was not until the second plane hit that he (and we) knew we were under attack.
So I ask you, and Lurch, what good would it have done for W to sprint out of the classroom, frightening the children and panicking the press? What difference would it have made?
The obvious answer, to every one that is except for Lurch is not one damn bit.
We do not live in a world of shoulda, coulda, woulda, and oughtta. On that day, W took command of the situation and did what was best for the country. That is a lesson Lurch has yet to learn.
Here endeth the lesson.