Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Bandwagons, then and now

Today, NYTimes columnist Bob Herbert writes:

When Mr. Bush officially takes his leave in three weeks (in reality, he checked out long ago), most Americans will be content to sigh good riddance. I disagree. I don’t think he should be allowed to slip quietly out of town. There should be a great hue and cry — a loud, collective angry howl, demonstrations with signs and bullhorns and fiery speeches — over the damage he’s done to this country.

Odd. I thought there were angry howls, demonstrations, fiery speeches, and the rest. all along. I think I even remember participating in some of them.

How could Herbert not have heard about them?

Perhaps the Times didn't think they were newsworthy. Or perhaps there just wasn't enough room to cover them after all that space readily given to Iraq War cheerleaders, free-ride economics boosters, smear-job patriots, and other avatars of the Bush era.

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