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Sharpening our wits on the grindstone of Life

Monday, July 25, 2005

It's all a game to them anyway

Local team at bat in White House Tee ball

Bush got another photo op yesterday by attending a Little League T-ball game on the White House lawn. The game was between two teams in Little League's Challenger division, formed to allow kids with physical and mental disabilities to participate in team sports. In and of itself, it's a worthy concept. But when the Bush league uses it for political gain, that cheapens it.

The Bush administration doesn't care about people with disabilities. If it did, stem cell research would be a priority. More effort would be made to make public facilities more accessible. Programs that educate and train Americans with disabilities would receive funding, and American Sign Language would be taught in public schools.

Instead, they oppose stem cell research, cut funding for programs, and side with big bidness that accessibility cuts into profits.

And hold a T-ball game at the White House to show support for disabled kids in order to get good press and a few photos to prove how caring they are.

And I'll bet none of the participants were wearing flip flops.


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