(1000+ posts) Fri Dec-09-11 04:49 PM
Original message Helen Thomas: "I don't think I've ever seen our country so bereft of ideals and ideas.'
Edited on Fri Dec-09-11 04:55 PM by kpete
"Yes, I cried for a couple of weeks," she recalled. "Then I decided I would write. I have the right to say what I think."
"I came here in 1943," she told a dinner audience of 30
, (WOOHOO!!! 30! Count em!!!)
"and I don't think I've ever seen our country so bereft of ideals and ideas. I don't see anything on the horizon that can pull us out. I hope I'm wrong."
Shown at top in a 2009 photo, she described current leaders as weak and selfish. The self-described liberal doled out criticism to all sides. "Republicans," she said, "have one goal: To get Obama. But when they see the country falling apart, that's all they can do?"
"As for Obama," she continued, "I think he's weak. He has no courage." She said the country urgently needs "a stand-up guy who'll do the right thing."
What are some examples? "The first priority should be jobs." Also, "Make people pay their taxes, and stop the wars." She estimated at least 700 U.S. military bases around the world.
(and before anyone goes crazy on me - I have a signed copy of her book right in front of me, but my best friend's parent's have 2 copies - yes 2 signed Sarah Palin Books on their coffee table(s) - so there...hummph, peace, kpete)