Cross Posted From Article of Faith:
Contrast these two stories:
Cheney Feels Love in Heartland: “Grace Mosier lives with her mom and dad, goes to birthday parties, takes ballet classes and is just like a lot of other 6-year-old girls. Except that she happens to be obsessed with Dick Cheney. So when Mr. Cheney came to town Thursday, Grace was at Forbes Field, holding a little American flag and a sign that said, “Welcome, Mr. Vice President.”
“She watched him get off Air Force Two, step into a car and speed off to a fund-raiser. “Like a rock star coming to town,” says Dene Mosier, Grace’s mother. And while Mr. Cheney might be an unusual object for a 6-year-old’?s fixation, it is probably less unusual here, in the heart of Cheney Country.”
With this from Marc Cooper: “Conditions in Iraq are “doing remarkably well” the Vice-President of the United States said today. Apparently, the uniformed Iraqi death squads that kidnapped 13 carloads of victims and the AK-47-toting gangs flooding Sunni communities didn’t get the Veep’s message.”
Meanwhile, “Ten American soldiers were killed on Tuesday, the military announced today, bringing October’s death toll for United States forces to 69.”
I would never dash the dreams of starry-eyed children…we all need our heroes. But honestly, isn’t “hero worship” of a man who is one of the architects of mass carnage and death a little, umm, wacky?
My kids love Spongebob Squarepants, for example, but only snicker when George Bush comes on the t.v. screen. In fact, my five year old thinks Bush is more like Patrick, Spongebob’s goofy sidekick than Spongebob.
Ain’t that grand? George Bush and Dick Cheney: The Spongebob and Patrick of our times.