Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Do you think it was appropriate to boo Bush at the World Series?

Bush is booed when throwing first pitch at World Series.. I just watched the video...President Bush acted almost like he didn't hear what was going on. It was a good pitch.

7 comments:

ThomasLB said...

George W. has cautiously avoided appearing in front of anybody that might disagree with him. He appears only in front of groups predisposed to applaud him, or in front of military personnel- who are forbidden by law to be disrespectful towards the commander-in-chief.

This was one of the very few times the public was actually able to express their disapproval to him in person- and I'm glad they took advantage of the opportunity.

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

Thank you for sharing your opinion Thomas. :-)

That is a good point that people are often forbidden to express their opinion to him. I guess that staying united behind their leader and presenting a unified face to other countries has gone out the door at this point. Perhaps people would like other countries to know that THEY DON"T AGREE.

I am not entirely anti-Bush but I am upset with him on some of his economic practices and war tactics.

Abbey said...

I agree with Thomaslb, when a countrys people are not listened to,and I'm thinking here of the peace activist, those who march or write to congress ...also with countries outside the US recognising Iraq as an illegal invasion & occupation, with the advent of the internet now being able to bring a range of views that are not normally given air time in the US media to the people... then they will show their anger and frustration by booing...

it doesnt make it right or wrong...just human... the people have a need to be heard

given the look on his face he recognised the booing but as in the second video when he accepted the accolades...he needs to question why the people are now showing displeasure...

Sorry to jump in on such a controversial topic..I had meant to say I was having some rare quiet time and enjoying your blog...:)

it is a subject I feel strongly about...

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

Thank you, Abbey. I like when people say something meaningful....meaning converse about what they feel passionate about. :-)

I guess it is a natural reaction...or at least one where people join in if they see someone else has the guts to do it.

I am wondering how many people here in the Blogosphere would have joined in the booing.

Abbey said...

Mmmm thats a hard one to answer but he would have little support with Australian bloggers ... my views are out there and pretty cut and dried...

we just voted out our own Prime Minister who committed us to war & our militry are currently in a strategic withdrawl however leaving peace keepers in Iraq. I do respect that this is your site and thank you for listening.

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

Thank you for being so candid, Abbey. I am pro-victory (not pro-war)....I just want to have the world free of the terror (not just in Iraq). I know I am OVERLY optimistic....but I believe that PEACE can be (and hopefully with minimal military force). Today, like many other days, I was listening to John Lennon...wishing that peace would be something that everyone wanted.

Thank you for contributing to a meaningful dialogue. :-)

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

In my Thursday Thirteen for this week, Pete commented about this issue:
"I caught just enough of the baseball to hear the booing ... I've got no great respect for George Dubya but I was disappointed to hear him get boo'd.

Leave the politics off the ball park ! :-)"

:-)



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