Friday, March 25, 2005


Now this is callous

Sometimes even I don't want to read her:
The race card-playing continues in the Friday A section of the Washington Post, under the eye-roll-inducing headline:
Native Americans Criticize Bush's Silence

Response to School Shooting Is Contrasted With President's Intervention in Schiavo Case
Ceci Connolly writes:
MINNEAPOLIS, March 24 -- Native Americans across the country -- including tribal leaders, academics and rank-and-file tribe members -- voiced anger and frustration Thursday that President Bush has responded to the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history with silence.

Three days after 16-year-old Jeff Weise killed nine members of his Red Lake tribe before taking his own life, grief-stricken American Indians complained that the White House has offered little in the way of sympathy for the tribe situated in the uppermost region of Minnesota.

"From all over the world we are getting letters of condolence, the Red Cross has come, but the so-called Great White Father (Emphasis hers) in Washington hasn't said or done a thing," said Clyde Bellecourt, a Chippewa Indian who is the founder and national director of the American Indian Movement here. "When people's children are murdered and others are in the hospital hanging on to life, he should be the first one to offer his condolences. . . . If this was a white community, I don't think he'd have any problem doing that."
Kneel, kneel, before the gods of political correctness, oh, Great White Father in Washington!(Emphasis mine)
Do I really have to comment on this? Is this really the right's media darling?

...Oh, and she quotes some other idiot (no link, you can find on her post):
"Do we really expect the president to express his condolences to every murder victim in the country, or to mention every serious crime that takes place? What exactly is he supposed to say here? Columbine fit into Bill Clinton's gun control agenda as Terri Schiavo fit into Bush's "sanctity of life" agenda. What public policy position do these murders relate to?"
There's only one problem. Bill Clinton really did believe in gun control; as for Bush's "sanctity of life agenda", don't make me laugh.