Haven’t watched much of it – baseball is my game – but the crowd sounds happy, and the young men (and the one middle-aged man) in my family room are nosy and entertained. And I just realized…this is the first big event – the FIRST – big event, that has happened since 9/11, where I have not worried about a terror attack – that the thought hadn’t even crossed my mind.
Which is both a good thing and a bad thing. It’s good because it means that some of the effects of that horrible day are receeding. A bad thing because as we feel less threatened, we might get sloppy on security and open ourselves up to unnecessary risk.
But I cannot help thinking: This is a measure of what a good job George W. Bush has done since 9/11. Had he done badly, we wouldn’t be feeling this secure.
I know my friends on the left will hate that, because – you know – everything is bad, all the time. But there it is.
UPDATE:Totally off topic, but I like the picture a lot, Doxology has a nice photo of Tom Brady, looking quite different without the shoulder pads, meeting John Paul II – himself quite an athlete in his day. Nice.