Yesterday I wrote about some political stuff (amazing, I know), and one of the things I mentioned was President Bush's efforts in Africa. Lisa commented and said that she can't think of anything good to say about our current President.
I know that it IS hard to look around us today and try to find something positive to say about President Bush, but I encourage you all to read Bob Geldof's Time essay about traveling to Africa with the President. Sir Bob doesn't agree with the war or some of our foreign policies, but the President made a believer out of him when it comes to Africa. We have done good things there, and the President has driven that. I know this begs the question, "Doing good things in Africa is fine and dandy, but what about our own country?" I can't argue with that, and agree that we need to address plenty of our own issues. However, it's no longer possible to think locally or to have any kind of isolationist leanings; we must think globally. Things happening in Africa today may not affect us tomorrow, but they will in years to come. Not to mention the fact that people are dying there of diseases that we can prevent, with something as simple as a $5 mosquito net. It's just the right thing to do.
Ken and I have had discussions about this, and he did a little research this morning. He wrote what I think is a fine entry about President Bush (whether you love him or hate him). Check it out when you get a chance.