Thursday, December 14, 2006

Senator Johnson

Senator Johnson suffers a stroke

First, my thoughts and prayers go out to Senator Johnson and his family as he struggles for life on the brink of the holiday season. Now, excuse me while I take some more shots at Washington.

It's disgusting to hear the primary conversation regarding Johnson's stroke involves who will control the Senate. This man has suffered a life-threatening condition. Can we put away the politics for a moment?

Have we, as a nation, become so polarized that we now salivate at power when one of our elected leaders falls seriously ill? Is that what we've sunk to? How about we take a moment and express just a tiny bit of concern for the man's health before we gamble for his robes. Such is the Romanization of American politics.

I'd like to know how the Senator is doing, but it seems that every media report circles around the balance of power shifting in the Senate. The mere thought of it is nauseating. It's not just the Democrats or the Republicans. Both parties are equally guilty. Lack of dignity is not a partisan trait.

It is my sincere prayer that Senator Johnson comes through this okay, and that he will be able to spend Christmas at home with his family. And as for the vultures and hyenas lurking in the American media and in American politics, I sincerely hope that none of you have to endure such a similar hardship. You all should be ashamed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

60 Minutes committed a similar act recently when it aired a piece about Nancy Pelosi becoming speaker of the house. The title of the story? "Two Heartbeats Away."

Whether you're a conservative, liberal, moderate, or "independant thinker," it's just plain tacky.