Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Obama Puts Down a Stick

Here's a small story from the New York Times. I'm sure it will get no attention, but to me it's symbolic of a lot:

"The Obama administration has pulled the plug on an electronic billboard outside the American diplomatic mission in Havana that was used to tweak the Cuban government with pro-democracy messages and became a symbol of the bad blood between the two countries.

When the billboard went up in 2006, some saw it as an innovative diplomatic stick in the eye of the government of Fidel Castro."

A diplomatic stick in the eye. Look it up- putting a stick in someone's eye is the very definition of diplomacy.

Insignificant as it is, this story perfectly demonstrates the difference between having adults in the White House, and having Republicans there.

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