How oblivious can folks be? I just heard on CNN that the Chicago delegation to Copenhagen was planning a party tonight. Oh, they weren’t partying in advance of the vote,no, said Tony Harris but they were all ready to party tonight.
To political junkies like me, sports is hardly worth mentioning. But we also know that everything is political.
When I worked in the Carter State Department as a speech writer for the Assistant Secretary of Cultural and Educational Affairs, Joe Duffey, I was privileged to receive every day on my desk a slew of cables on a variety of non-classified subjects from all over the world. I’ll never forget the one that ended with the worlds: “And to think we used to run this place.” Whatever the issue was, is unimportant. What matters is the person writing the report somehow thought that the United States was destined to run the world forever.