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the seat of power
rarely concedes advantage
April 9th, 2009
Posted in handwritten haiku
Tagged with barack obama, change, civil liberties, disappointment, electronic frontier foundation, handwriting, policy, politicians, politics, potus, reform, u.s., united states, warantless wiretaps
Same as the old boss?
Not really, but I get your disappointment. I share it, especially on the wiretapping and torture issues.
I'll admit I supported the President's election, and I still have hopes for getting back on track with the change thing. But the mention of “state secrets” to justify dismissal of a lawsuit against the telecoms (as if a telecom exec could rightfully be in possession of a state secret?) sounds a little too much like looking backwards — something I thought the President has already spoken against.
I'm hoping, but it won't preclude me offering criticism as well.
You know what the Obama's Presidency is like? It's like when you buy a house, you get it inspected, you think you know all the problems and then you go to start your first project, and find that the plumbing system is screwed. Seems to happen to me with every project we undertake – replace the sliding glass door: “the support was all rotted – need to replace that too”, etc.
Change is taking a backseat unfortunately. I just hope that it moves up front soon. (Healthcare is a good place to start).
Great analogy. I hope it moves to the front soon, too.
BTW – love the new photo haikus.