Thanks, General

October 20, 2008

I’m going to be getting a book on Dick Cheney off hold from the library soon, so politics will be worming its way back into my pleasant literature blog.

But I wanted to share something really good first. Colin Powell was on Meet The Press yesterday, and said something I’ve been wanting to yell about from the very beginning of this US presidential campaign:

“I’m also troubled by, not what Senator McCain says, but what members of the party say. And it is permitted to be said such things as, “Well, you know that Mr. Obama is a Muslim.” Well, the correct answer is, he is not a Muslim, he’s a Christian.  He’s always been a Christian.  But the really right answer is, what if he is?  Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer’s no, that’s not America. ” (

Thanks, General.