Wednesday, September 21, 2005
HOPE, LOST SINCE WAR DECLARED, RETURNS
The New York Times reports:
Many New Yorkers said yesterday that Ms. Sheehan gave them back hope that was lost when war was declared on Iraq.
The article doesn’t actually quote anyone saying this, but we’ll take the reporter’s word for it. After all, it’s the sort of thing you can easily imagine many people saying. “I lost hope when war was declared on Iraq, but thanks to Mother Sheehan, that hope is restored,” people probably said. Or maybe they said something like: “Hey, this Ms. Sheehan lady has brought back hope—which I’d lost when war was declared. On Iraq.” The reporter probably became bored with the repetition of these themes, over and over again, from so many New Yorkers:
“The hope that went away when war was declared on Iraq ... well, it’s somehow back, and I give credit for that to Cindy Sheehan.”
“I’d entirely lost hope—a process that began when Iraq had war declared on it—but I’m full of hope now because of Mother Sheehan’s hope-granting abilities.”
“When war was declared on Iraq, I felt the hope drain from me. Since I hooked up to Ms. Sheehan’s Hope-O-Matic, however, I’m totally loaded with A-grade, super quality HOPE!”