Today in Apathy
I just got an e-mail from John Edwards. Don't be too impressed. My hit and run with New York progressive politics means that I'm on about eleventy billion mailing lists. Almost every day, NARAL or Barbra Boxer or somebody is asking me to Make A Difference. Today it just happened to be 'ole J.E. But here's the thing: he's asking me to
Tell George Bush to lead the effort to create a NATO force in Darfur NOWDon't get me wrong - I think that having a NATO force there, like, yesterday would help the situation a lot. But how absolutely deluded do you have to be to think that 1) GWB gives half a crap about anything going on in Darfur and 2) sending e-mails to the white house will have any influence on policy what-so-evah? Asking GWB to create a NATO force for Darfur is like me asking my mom's cat to make me dinner. I can be, like "Hey cat! Make me dinner!" The cat is just going to look at me, and like as not, crap on the carpet. It's the exact same thing.