Friday, June 08, 2007

Utterly embarassing

A lot of kids yearn to make a difference in the world, to have one of those rare opportunities to be heard by a global leader, to be understood by someone who has real power to affect change. I wonder how painful it is to be completely disregarded by that powerful leader. Want to know what it looks like? Here you go.

I have a lot of respect for Tony Blair, and although I'm unfamiliar with a lot of the intricacies of why he is so hated in Britain, he sure beats the hell out of President Bush. At least Tony Blair appears to care what the youth in this screwed up world have to say. At least he's not intently studying the nutrition facts on the back of a bag of candy. At least he looks like he's taking notes, instead of making sideways glaces at a girl who's pouring out her concerns and dreads as the state of the world she will inherit lies before her in ruin.

Only 600 more days until we elect a new president. I hope that we get it right this time.


Olivia said...

OK, admittedly I found her hard to listen to, and hours of desperate people droning on must be boring. I couldn't get over the candy wrapper reading, finally the only time the Nutrition Information is interesting.

It was funny to see Putin smirking at the Japanese girl though. Looked like he wanted to burst out giggling.

MattJ said...

hey! Did I not comment on this already? I am sure i wrote something opinionated and scathing about mr bush and asked about the the new presidential candidates.....d'oh!

I do remember explaining why Blair has become so reviled - he betrayed a lot of people who voted for him by lying repeatedly and without pause - that's the short version lol!

Anyway! good to see you blogging again! consider yourself RSS'd!