Saturday, October 14, 2006

Sorry for the hiatus

Recent real life obligations and obstacles have kept me from posting of late, among them family illnesses and computer monitor death (thanks to one of our cats, but that's a story for another time). I've had a lot of thoughts about much of the recent news in the political and sports worlds. I won't try to catch up on all of them, but I will say that the Mark Foley scandal depresses me in the way that the Republican leadership apparently failed to confront the situation. Another reason that November 7 is looking more and more like a Republican debacle.

I haven't read Bob Woodward's book State of Denial yet, but it's on my list. I was a major George Bush supporter when he became President in 2001 and I've been one of his more loyal supporters even as I've been drifting away from the Republican party in general, but Iraq is looking more and more like a terrible mistake. I was discussing Woodrow Wilson yesterday with my historian wannabe son. When I mentioned how Wilson refused to listen to any criticism of his foreign policy an image of Donald Rumsfield came to mind. It starting to look like the decisions of George Bush's Presidency may have as many negative consequences as that of Wilson, a really disturbing thought.