As Waiting for Obama begins its 70-day run, let’s remember, as counseled here before, that even an extraordinary politician cannot accomplish everything by himself. It’s great to be inspired to be better citizens, but what happens if the source of inspiration falters once he’s in the White House?
The good news: We don’t have to wait for Washington, or Obama, to start making things better. One example: We all recoiled in shame last year when we learned of sub-par conditions faced by some veterans at Walter Reed and elsewhere. They deserve the best for what they’ve given.
If you want to light one candle rather than curse the Bushness, donate to a worthy cause supporting wounded vets and/or families who have lost loved ones in service to the country. Here’s a link to more than a dozen such organizations.