29 December 2006

George: Hero or Villain?

WASHINGTON Dec 28, 2006 (AP)— Bad guy of 2006: President Bush. Good guy of 2006: President Bush. When people were asked in an AP-AOL News poll to name the villains and heroes of the year, Bush topped both lists, in a sign of these polarized times."

Somehow, this makes a great deal of sense. This is, after all, the USA, land of contradictions. We have more Olympic athletes and more obese people than any other country. We have more extremes of wealth and poverty than any other developed nation. We lead the world in the export of pornography and religion. We are the United Schizophrenics of America.

1 comment:

Daryl Morey said...

We don't have extreme of poverty, I think Zimbabwe or Eritrea have the corner on that. I have never understood why reletive wealth is an important measure. Absolute wealth or better absolute happiness if you could ever measure it would be the best thing to focus on. Blame our evolutionary past for focusing on the disparity of wealth, it has no importance.