Friday, May 13, 2005
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"Tolerance" in Action XVI: Taiwanese Teacher Pines for Dead Bush

National Review: BLOGGER SPOTLIGHTED BY SLATE: 'WOULDN'T IT DO EVERYONE'S HEART GOOD TO SEE BUSH BLOWN TO BITS ON NATIONAL TV?' by Jim Geraghty
Courtesy the blog-roundup over at the web magazine Slate, I was informed of this posting on a blog by a teacher in Taiwan, reacting to the news of a dud grenade being thrown at President Bush during his visit to Georgia:
I found this excellent headline (“Grenade 'thrown at Bush' in Georgia”) today. I was sure at first glance that Jimmy Carter was finally stepping back into the political arena. Wouldn't it do everyone's heart good to see Bush blown to bits on national TV and then see Jimmy emerge from the flames and smoke, grin his big southern grin and announce that, "Well shucks, enough was just enough." Then I read on and remembered that headlines are designed to sell, not to inform. I was fairly disappointed when I found out that, a) the grenade was a dud b) it didn't even come close c) it was the other Georgia [...] I do feel sorry for the poor bystander that got hit, standing their listening to this man who sounds like a buffoon no matter what language you speak, then a grenade hits you in the head and instead of deliverance all you get is a lousy goose egg.
Can a person be more revolting than this? Wanting death on a man because they disagree with him. These are the same people who pride themselves on compassion and tolerance.