...don't even ignore 'em.
-- Samuel Goldwyn

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Back from Yak.

We've been in Yakima this week...Yakima, Washington, for the geographically challenged. A northwest desert town (where it snows and freezes in winter) known for apples, hops, and other crops. It's a family thing for us--it's home to our daughter. I've been thinking about my conversation with a Yakima friend the other day, about politics, the economy (not just of Yakima), Right and Left, etc. My friend says neither the Reps or the Dems have the answer--they make noises like they're different, but they have much more in common when they get in power. Bill Clinton acted more Republican and Bush deficit-spends like an old-time Democrat. I agree with much my friend says. Certainly about the two parties' paucity of solutions. The Republicans seem bent on guiding us through the downsizing of American wages and standard of living, and the inflation of American profits, dividends and market caps. ("...an ownership society") We sure could use a leader without ideological, egoistical, or corporate agendae.

1 comment:

Louise Marley said...

Bill Moyers has such wise comments on the state of American politics and leadership. His book of essays is a must-read! (Moyers on America: A Journalist and His Times) I don't know if he has the answers, but he poses the important questions.