Wednesday, October 04, 2006

America – Shine and Shadow

While American Political discourse is embroiled in all sorts of scandals and political shenanigans; there are some other bright spots for American Society:

- clean sweep of 2006 Science Nobel prizes (2 in Physics, 2 in Medicine and the single in Chemistry);

- Dow Jones finally scaling higher than the peak attained in Dot Com boom.

Hopefully, politicians get their act. Or as Tom Friedman says American voters now pull their act together and bring some accountability in removing GOP from majorities in House and Senate.

It is interesting how Tom Friedman worries that otherwise America will resemble ‘tribal politics of Iraq’ while George Will points the danger in Pres. Bush’s naivety when he expects Washington and Jefferson from the ‘tribal stew’ called Iraqi politics.

It is high time for American voters to enact and flaunt the venerable sense of American Democracy.

Umesh Patil
San Jose, CA 95111
October 04, 2006

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