Monday, February 17
Call it awful, but I realized that the judicial decision to give the 2000 election to Bush has left deeper scars on my psyche than watching the WTC fall (from my apartment window). It made me wonder if the 'system' is broken, the game is rigged, and no one of conscience will ever be allowed to actualize the Constitution ever again.
Close to the end of the meeting, we got on to the subject of the Showdown in Iraq. Gore said quite plainly, "Well, of course it's just a distraction. Nothing more." I nodded along, but only later thought to ask: a distraction from what?