Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Chrenkoff--One of My Favorite Reads

Arthur Chrenkoff includes more good news from Afghanistan as reported by Rob. No monumental buildings or other grand deveopments reported. but rather the fact that returning refugees have been given matrials to build two room houses, roads graded and graveled so that travel time between villages takes 1/3 of the time, people given warm clothing and shoes, school supplies and texts being furnished to refurbished or newly constructed schools. The one thing that really delights me is that girls are now going to school and several thousand adults are taking literacy classes.

Scrolling on down, I was struck by the title of one of yesterday's entries. How I wish I had Chrenkoff's way with words. the article was titled, "Using the sick to resuscitate the dead" The following quotes really struck my funnybone.

"Philadelphia turned out today, perhaps as many as 50,000 people. But were they there for the Democrat candidate, Senator John Kerry, or to see the comeback of the party's star – former president Bill Clinton.

Which translates to: Kerry needs to borrow some energy from a guy who just got out of hospital after a quadruple heart bypass. All in a fine tradition of using triple amputees and quadriplegics as campaign props.

Others would call it desperation. Should the trend catch on, Kerry will start campaigning at cemeteries to appear lively (not to mention to shore up the Dem base)..."

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