Sunday, February 19, 2006

A quote of the day

Thanks to Sarah Vowell, the witty guest columnist at the Times, from "The Pessimism Deficit ":
"Alas, I see my initial worries about the current administration as the greatest betrayal in my whole life by my old pal pessimism. I attended the president's inauguration in 2001. When he took the presidential oath, I cried. What was I so afraid of? I was weeping because I was terrified that the new president would wreck the economy and muck up my drinking water. Isn't that adorable? I lacked the pessimistic imagination to dread that tens of thousands of human beings would be spied on or maimed or tortured or killed or stranded or drowned, thanks to his incompetence."
A powerful encapsulation of a sentiment that the majority of Americans and most of the world feel about Bush...