C'mon, gravity. You use to be so cool.After all the trouble I've had with that bitch, gravity, I couldn't have said it better myself.
In other news, Colin Powell may have made his future special place in hell a little more comfortable with his comments today on Meet the Press. He took John McCain and the Republicans to task for the nastiness of their rhetoric about Muslims. Saying the things others -- including McCain -- should have said.
(Hat tip to Glenn Greenwald for the text)
I'm also troubled by, not what Sen. McCain says, but what members of the party say, and it is permitted to be said such things as: "Well, you know that Mr. Obama is a Muslim." Well, the correct answer is: he is not a Muslim. He's a Christian. He's always been a Christian.
But the really right answer is: What if he is? Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer is: No, that's not America. Is there something wrong with some 7-year-old Muslim-American kid believing he or she can be President?
Yet I have heard senior members of my own party drop the suggestion: he's a Muslim, and he might be associated with terrorists. This is not the way we should be doing it in America.
Powell then went on to talk about a photo essay that included a picture of the tombstone in Arlington Cemetery of a Muslim soldier. It was a poignant, powerful rebuke that actually made me respect Colin Powell again...at least a little bit.
He'll have to do a lot more to make up for that obscene, deceitful speech at the UN leading us into the Iraq War.