We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Now that the people of NO are safe, the blog-news cycle turns to coverage of the coverage - always a worthy task for newsy blogs, one of whose primary functions can and should be to try to keep the MSM honest...a sisyphusian task.
It is widely agreed that coverage was not only hysterical and lacking in facts, but it appears to have been used in an effort to bloody President Bush's nose via distortions, selective use of facts, etc. - something which the silly Sheehan story failed to do, despite their utmost efforts to make this poor benighted soul the spearhead of a 60s-style antiwar movement.
LLBS has a very fine rant about all of this (Thanks for the tip, Classical Values). One paragraph - but read the whole thing:
"...I don’t have the faith in Bush’s and FEMA’s godlike power to make everything all right that they have apparently betrayed I am unable to sympathize never mind empathize with this hyperbole. I wouldn’t be president in this unstable, infant-brained country for anything; sitting in the Oval Office must be like sitting in the middle of a giant nursery, and every baby has a full diaper."