HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY

April 23, 2007
Potpourri

Ernest Cassara


Feet of Clay

There is a certain Schadenfreude in seeing Paul Wolfowitz in trouble.  He, after all, is one of the Neo-cons that got us into the disastrous Iraq war.  Promoted to head of the World Bank, he spoke of cleaning up corruption.  Now, we have learned that he arranged a large salary increase for his girl friend. 

Caught in the act, he has asked our forgiveness in a most obsequious manner.

How the mighty have fallen!


Head of Clay

In his appearance before the Senate Judiciary committee, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales replied to questions of Senators that he had no recollection of something so many times  that I began to wonder if he remembers how to tie his own shoes.


The Supremes and a Woman’s Body

Now we see the consequences of a right-wing president’s ability to nominate members of the Supreme Court.  The Court has decreed that a particular abortion procedure - so-called “partial birth abortion”  - is outlawed.  So, dear readers, one of these days, you may see your favorite medico behind bars.


The Gun Nuts’ Answer to the Virginia Tech Killings

Believe it or not, the answer to the Virginia Tech killings on the part of some gun enthusiasts is more guns.  Had the student victims been allowed to carry their own gats, they could have shot back.

I have a mental image of both teachers and students being allowed to carry concealed weapons.  We know how some students don’t like what the teachers require of them.  Does it take too much imagination to realize that one demand too many might lead to a shoot out?


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