Current events often lead to the establishment of new web sites which beg commentary. Such is the case with two sites I stumbled upon today.
HILLARY ATTACKS is the name of a web site launched by the Barack Obama campaign. While it’s name reminds me of the 1996 movie, Mars Attacks, it is purely political in nature. On the site, the Obama folks quote Hillary Clinton as saying, “I’m not interested in attacking my opponents, I’m interested in attacking the problems of America…” less than one month ago. They follow by highlighting her hypocrisy in two one-liners:
Days since Senator Clinton promised she was not interested in attacking Democrats: 23
Days that Senator Clinton has spent attacking Democrats since making that promise: 19
RECALLS.gov was established as a result of a rash of recalls of products made in China. Most recently, the Consumer Products Safety Commission issued a recall notice on some 60,000 bags of confetti distributed by American Greetings Corp. Apparently, Americans are prone to licking and/or eating confetti (yeah, right!) and, as a result, must be protected from it by their government.
“Americans demand top-quality service from the private sector,” said President George W. Bush in conjunction with the web site going online. “They should get the same top-quality service from their government.”
Bush wanted to say something stronger but didn’t feel like he could risk upsetting China’s leaders. Otherwise, he might have said something like this:
“Those darned Chinese are sending poison toys, deadly dog food and who knows what else to this country, so we set up this site to make sure no one dies because of ‘em. When we have to worry about the safety of confetti at our New Year’s Eve parties, things have gone too far!”