Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Mayor Ray Nagin's "Chocolate" New Orleans

Why is it that on “Martin Luther King Day”, politicians in the United States feel the strong need to publicly humiliate themselves? It seems that in recent years this designated day of remembrance has become more of an opportunity for political leaders to unload their frustrations, by trying to draw parallels to Dr. Martin Luther King, in some of the worst speeches I’ve ever heard.

Suddenly, every politician thinks they’re Martin Luther King; and wants unleash they’re own “I have a dream” speech on captive audiences, who have gathered to remember the fallen civil rights leader. Unbeknownst to them, what they are REALLY there to do is bare witness to the grand spectacle of political grandstanding!

Please, NO more speeches on national holidays or days of remembrance! If you are in a large group and feel the sudden urge to give a speech then why not just put those words into action yourself… and let the people remember that day for it’s historical significance, not for being the day you ended your political career with that crazy-ass speech.

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