Friday, August 1, 2008

Please Please Mr. President

So . . . the health of our children is once again in the hands of our George to the W to the Bush. awesome. Yesterday, congress passed a law to eliminate phthalates from children's toys and now it is sitting on the president's desk waiting to be signed. My little liberal optimistic heart is beating rapidly because I want to believe he will do the right thing. I want to believe that this time corporate polluters don't have more power than you or me. Please please Mr. President . . just sign the damn thing.

Here is a Washington Post article about it.



Nina said...

This is very exciting news! Thank you so much for the comment you left on my blog. I just called the White House in support of the bill and will encourage others to do so as well.
Thanks again,

Larry said...

Tuesday's NYT editorial on the subject.


Renee Claire said...

I sent this post out to my email list asking people to call the White House and I got this really sad reply from one person. She replied with:

"Are you kidding? Asking bush to not veto something, or conversely, to sign something, is like talking to a rock. Repeated past trying on other important issues, mainly stem cells, shows it's completely futile and a waste of my time. I would do what you ask if I thought it had a minuscule change of helping."

Seriously, I think this might be one of the saddest things I've ever read. To think that people in our country are so beaten down by what has happened over the past 8 years is simply . . depressing. How can we get to a place in our lives where a phone call feels like such a waste of our time that we would rather spend those precious moments emailing the person asking you to make it with a statement of complete and utter hopelessness.

Wow. Is there really were we are as a country?