Benazir Bhutto was no angel, but she was a believer in democracy who gave her life for her country, retuning to Pakistan knowing she would probably give her life for her country.Howie P.S.: The USA is not Pakistan and Al Gore is not Benazir Bhutto, and that is not meant as a criticism of the Goreacle. Not all Democrats are triangulating, poll-driven, cautious careerists. But still, one wishes there was a little patriotic idealism in our political life.
By contrast, Democrats in Washington have a life crisis, consult an army of pollsters, and have trouble taking clear leadership stands on war and peace because members of a Congress with record unpopularity might lose another point or two in the polls.
Good-bye, Benazir. You may be gone, but you will be remembered and honored. Perhaps some day in the land that gave us Washington and Lincoln, some heroic leader will emerge once again, inspired by your courage and your example, and rise above the mediocrity and timidity of our times, as you did in yours.
Monday, December 31, 2007
"What Gore, Clinton and Democrats Can Learn from Benazir Bhutto"
Brent Budowsky (The Hill's Pundit Blog):