notes on government, sports and popular culture
editor Jeri Rowe on the Red Bull Word Clash:
"President Bush wasn't a popular guy with this crowd, and a few statements from the stage caused some folks in the audience to grumble and twitch. Still, the event showed the power of language and the anger of young America, who feel ignored and persecuted
by a country run by dough-faced white guys fueled by greed rather than compassion."
At least the young are a better able to handle persecution, as opposed to the elderly. Or is President Bush persecuting them, too?