Thursday, December 06, 2007

I Don't Want Minimize the Horror . . .

. . . of what happened in Omaha, but where do people like Mike Fahey (and for that matter, George Bush) learn to speak the English language? And how do they get elected to office? Maybe I'm wrong to be opposed to politicians who can't speak (and probably can't write) a coherent sentence, but isn't it possible that if their thought processes are so screwed up that they can't speak or write, they might not be able to govern, either? Or maybe I'm just being cranky.

ABC News: Dumped and Fired: Hawkins Snapped: "The mayor of Omaha, Neb. summed up the shock in the community following Wednesday's shooting rampage in a shopping mall that left nine people dead.

'We will not accept this evil action to occur in our community,' Mayor Mike Fahey proclaimed at a news conference today."

6 comments:

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

How many people know the difference? Mass ignorance is the politician's best friend.

Bill Crider said...

Right again, Cap'n.

Benjie said...

Which is a worst evil to occur? The politician who can't talk no good, or the press who can't report it no better?

Vince said...

I had on CNN's coverage, and their graphic read that the incident occurred in "Obama, Nebraska." Talk about having one story on the brain. I was so floored I took a picture of my TV to prove that I wasn't imagining it.

Bill Crider said...

And you'll run the picture on your blog, right?

J. E. said...

Wow! I had exactly the same reaction when I read that online yesterday. I even commented to my co-worker. How can they not accept it? It happened! Sadly, they will have to accept that this occurred.