Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Best and the Worst

If you want to see the best of America, take a look at the thousands of people filing past Ted Kennedy's flag-draped casket, so reminiscent of the crowds for his brother Bobby. Ted's people are a beautiful rainbow of subdued emotions: love, respect, affection, gratitude, and a few tears. It's very touching. At this hour, the crowd stretches back for three hours.

If you want to see the worst of America, simply tune in to the freak shows at the town halls, e.g. "I'm a proud right wing terrorist" with reply from Repugnant CA Rep. Wally Herger, "Amen, God bless you. There's a real American."

No, Mr. Herger, that's not a real American at all, even if he claims his birth certificate's in order. But America is well represented at the Kennedy Library tonight.

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