Thursday, December 27, 2007

And when I'm gone, just carry on, don't mourn

The power of patriarchy and extremism:

Bhutto was far from perfect, but compared to the corrupt and power hungry Giuliani Musharraf, she was a breath of fresh air:
He has yet to indicate whether elections will still be held as scheduled on January 8 or whether he will re-impose the state of emergency that he lifted only a fortnight ago.

From GWBush:
The United States strongly condemns this cowardly act by murderous extremists who are trying to undermine Pakistan's democracy. Those who committed this crime must be brought to justice.

Too bad he didn't feel that way about Osama Bin Laden:
I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority.

Here in this country, we're not too far away from the patriarchy:
Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson says there's not a woman who should be president next year.

It was a jab aimed at Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The former Tennessee senator was in Iowa today, challenging potential caucus-goers to choose the best man to help fend off what he described as a Democratic Party that would lead the country into a welfare state.

Without saying Clinton's name, he said -- quote -- "There is no woman on the horizon that ought to be president next year, let's all agree on that."

Thompson continued to refer to the next president as a man who should represent conservative principles and values.