Eleanor Roosevelt, ” You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.”
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I’ve always kept a list of people that I would like to meet and Tim Russert was one of them, his line of questioning of guests on his show or candidates at a debate was truly fair and balanced and this garnered my admiration and respect while his overall ’down to earth’ television persona brought many a smile to my face…I still can’t believe that he’s gone..man…
Washington D.C, the politcal world, in fact the entire world will not be the same without him, he will truly be missed…
As a woman Benazir Bhutto symbolised and represented most of what I hold dear. Courage. Honor. Dignity. And belief in a set of principles (democracy) that if implemented successfully leads to immense benefits for the majority, I’ll even say all of those within any given society.
Her death although coming as no surprise to those familiar with the politics of Pakistan reminds me that sometimes, some of us, must be willing to pay the price for our ideals and that good men and women must stand up to the forces that seek to destroy our societies.
As Edmund Burke said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing,” yesterday a good woman paid the ultimate price to show us that good people everywhere are not afraid and that they are willing to stand up not just here in the West but across the globe in order to bring modernity and prosperity to their countries and the world’s majority.
Benazir was not afraid and we musn’t be either.
And the candidate that never forgets to talk about 911 is now on MSNBC talking about Ms.Bhutto and the events that happened there today.
The only candidate that seems to benefit from these types of events is Rudy Giuliani and although he has heard and is obviously aware of the cynicism that accompanies him whenever he talks about 911 and terrorism every opportunity he gets he runs full speed ahead shouting, “Listen to me, listen to me, I can protect you, I can, I can..didn’t you see how I saved NY after 911 I can protect America too from 911,” shame on you Giuliani for trying to capitalise on such great tragedies and shame on you MSNBC for falling into this trap.
Man oh man.. come on Rudy you have to run your candidacy on more than just terrorism you can do that right?
Obama, Clinton, Romney have all released their statements…so that leaves who? Oh right..the ones that don’t even have a chance but still want to get their names/voices/faces on t.v..
You know what it really saddens me to hear these important men and women release strong statements condemning those who killed Ms.Bhutto but you know what I really doubt most of them when it comes to putting any type of significant action behind their statements.
And now John Mccain has added his statement to the pile..it was just aired on CNN wasn’t really listening but i’m sure you can find it here..