Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Healthy Dose of Perspective

I gotta say I was pretty saddened to hear of Michael Jackson's death yesterday, as well as Farrah Fawcett's. I was also saddened to hear of Ed McMahon's passing last week.

What makes me even more sad is the fact that our President made his statement of condolence via Robert Gibbs so quickly (less than 24 hours) after Jackson's death when it took him three days to offer his statement of condolence to the family of Pvt. William Long (army recruiter based in Little Rock) who was shot and killed by a crazed Muslim jihadist.

Look, I understand the knee-jerk reaction to gush on someone as luminary as Michael Jackson in the wake of his untimely death.

But what happened to Pvt. Long should be seen as infinitely more tragic and disturbing. Our soldiers deserve to be given their due, as they actively serve and absolutely in the face of their ultimate sacrifice.

If there is anyone who should understand this, it's certainly their Commander-in-chief.

1 comment:

  1. No doubt about it - celebrity status seems to somehow have become more worthy of attention than bravery and sacrifice.