Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska should be ashamed. He voted to confirm Timothy Geithner, a tax evader, to run the U.S. Treasury. To believe Geithners story takes a leap of faith. The same kind of leap it would take to believe that a bailout will do anything but complicate the issue. (It's akin to parents who decide they don't have guts to discipline their six year old and instead give him more candy) It takes the same leap that says our U.S. tax dollars should now be providing abortions around the world by executive order.
In all of the incredible confusion and chest beating in New York and Washington D.C. this past two weeks, I thought it very pleasant to read that the only hero I've seen on the National stage in a long while did not want a hero's welcome when he returned to his home town in California. The big welcome for the pilot of the plane that was landed in the Hudson River was tempered by the fact that the pilot took the stage, spoke for 15 seconds and it was over. His words in effect were, "Our entire crew were simply doing what we were trained and paid to do, thanks for coming." He then held up his plaque, waved, and it was over.
Oh that we had men like this in Washington.