Tuesday, November 18, 2003

"The Whole World is Watching!"

Recall the chant in Chicago during the "police riot" at the 1968 Democratic convention? In truth, the mass arrests of demonstators was actually seen by few TV viewers, because only one network covered the story live--the other two stuck with their "normal programming"--and there were no other channels.
But Bush's state visit to England is going to be seen by millions, and this fact has already caused Bush to limit his exposure to embarrassment, by canceling a speech to Parliament where he would likely have been heckled, as he was in Australia. There are those (including this writer) who would label Bush chickenshit as well as chickenhawk.

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