That kid up there in the photo, at 12, had a bowl cut and really enjoyed reading R.L. Stine books. This is a person who clearly knows very little about life.
So, why the fuss about a middle school yearbook naming George W. Bush and Dick Cheney as two of the five "worst people of all time?"
This story is getting tons and tons of national press. It's been called "a tasteless attack," and a "low point." You know what I call it? A FREAKIN' MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOK.
Sure, someone clearly missed something while editing it, but are there really people out there who believe that "Desperate Obama supporters are apparently attempting to influence middle school students who probably will not even be voting for the first time in 2012." Heaven help us if this is true.**
Now hear this, I wouldn't put W. or Cheney on my top 1,000 list of all-time worst people. Most people wouldn't. I'm really anxious to see if Bush's people release a statement on this.
All that to say, God Bless America-- the place where even middle school students have the right to accidentally (or not) call W. one of the worst people of all time and then have it covered up with removable tape!
This is America.
And. Oh yeah, GO GALES.
**Side note: And then, then there's this from the Lubbock Avalanche Journal. The stupidity in this is almost too much to quote. Clearly, my favorite line is this one, "It is of interest to determine whether this is a problem with the yearbook of only one school or whether the same message appeared in many school yearbooks nationwide."