I got to thinking that the modus operandi for the W, Rove and Co is a lot like this recurring nightmare I have - that I go for a run and lace up the shoes and about mid-way through the run, I find I am running naked through the neighborhoods on my usual path. Sure, I get my run in, but do the means justify the ends? Meanwhile, my neighbors - well, who knows what they think - they arlready think I'm nutty for running in weather they wouldn't send out their constipated dog out in.
But the president and his administration, as it seems it has become the Standard Operating Procedure - is to suggest to the American people that the means indeed justify the ends, regardless of the legal and civil liberty implications. This raises two questions for me - Let's call these Windspike's Sure Happy It's Thursday Questions du jour:
First, do you feel more or less protected by the government (given that both 9/11 and Katrina happened on W's watch)?
Second, do the ends purported to have been accomplished by the W, Rove and Co justify their means in getting said results?
Let me know what you think.
This whole idea resonated for me as I was listening to NPR this AM post run and hearing about how the Shrubster obfuscated his way around questions as to why he circumvented FISA to subject us to his illegal spying program. I was going to post on this AM's speechifying by the Shrub, but the links on the whitehouse dot gov location are not showing any of today's action. Will get to it when they do. Blog on all.