Walking vs. Talking
Posted by Mike O on July 26, 2008
This one from the great Gateway Pundit was too good- and too personal- to pass up:
Now the world will watch and remember what we do here – what we do with this moment. Will we extend our hand to the people in the forgotten corners of this world who yearn for lives marked by dignity and opportunity; by security and justice? Will we lift the child in Bangladesh from poverty, shelter the refugee in Chad, and banish the scourge of AIDS in our time?
Obama’s Speech to Non-Voters in Berlin
Powerful words. Political problem is: John McCain and his family has long ago acted with quiet, very personal deeds. Their adopted daughter Bridget was a dying infant in Bangladesh that Cindy saved, now a teenager. With my own adopted daughter Winnie and my work with the Ugandan orphanage, I have great respect for those who take it upon themselves to make a difference in these very personal ways. It’s walking the walk.
OK, John; I officially give you one additional pass on a policy difference for this one (and we have several).
As for the Obama family: Since Michelle has talked about how Obama will save all the children (good luck on that), possibly she’d like to accompany me on my next trip (hopefully this winter, if I can scrape up the cash) to Uganda and join me in helping the children. She’d learn about slot latrines, bucket baths and malarial-infested mosquitoes along the way. But, to save at least some of the children, those lessons need to be learned for a walk to go with the talk.
Update: After seeing this video, I have to tell you I am now officially in love with John McCain’s wife. You’ve got a real keeper there, John! Beautiful, classy, amazingly kind and generous, rich from beer; never question McCain’s judgment on things that matter!
Update 2: And Barack definitely hasn’t done walking when he’s done talking in the past. This is just flat disgusting, doing nothing for the village despite several promises. As one who does this stuff personally, I know you can’t do everything; but he should have at least done something.