According to Katie Couric on the rarely-watched CBS Evening News, "there is a debate to be had about the sensitivity of building (the Cordoba House mosque) so close to Ground Zero." And we agree.
Unfortunately, she kept talking - saying "But we can not let fear and rage tear down the towers of our core American values."
Did she really just refer to "sensitivity," and in the very next sentence equate those who are concerned about a mosque at Ground Zero with the radical Islamic terrorists who destroyed the World Trade Center towers and killed over 3000 Americans?!
It's hard to imagine a more insulting or dismissive comment. Or really, a more inaccurate statement - after all, most of the opposition to the Ground Zero mosque is not based on fear or rage, but rather on the sincere belief that this is hallowed ground and a place of deep and lasting pain for many Americans.
And that for once, just once, our sensitivities should be respected.
from Chip Bok: There’s not much question who was in the driver’s seat when the economy first went off-road. Bush careered between the Bear Sterns bail-out, Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac takeover, loans to AIG and GM, and the 700 billion dollar TARP. (Go here for an excellent bail-out timeline by ProPublica.) (And here’s the story in a Nov. 2008 cartoon). Obama then grabbed the wheel and put the pedal to the metal with the 800 billion dollar stimulus. At that point Krauthammer says, “Obama bought the economy”. [ I also want to point out that the last 2 years of the Bush presidency were accompanied by a Democrat-controlled Congress! – JS ]