Monday, November 30, 2009

Four


Remember
the anthem
from the late 1960's?

"Four Dead In O-HI-O"
following
the assassination
of four college students
at Kent State
by the Ohio National Guard.

Now it is
"Four Dead
In Washington."

Four
Pierce County Sheriff's Deputies
in a coffee shop
just outside
the main gate
of McCord Air Force Base
in Lakewood, Washington.

Minding
their own
business.

Working
on their
computers.

Drinking coffee.

They were
assassinated too.

Assassinated
by a former Arkansas convict
whose sentence
was commuted
by then
Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.

Remember
Willy Horton?

Remember
how that was
the demise
of the presidential run
of Mike Dukakis?

That was
an attack
by the right wing
against a liberal Democrat.

I wonder
if the left wing
will make this
an issue against
Mike Huckabee?

Regardless,
let's keep
the friends and families
of the dead officers
in our hearts and prayers.

Every police officer
and everyone
in the military
expects to die
every day.

The lucky ones
don't.

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