14 March 2007

Doing The Right Thing, Finally


Politics is such crap.
Ya gotta keep uppermost in your mind that all politicians are prostitutes.
It's been hard to watch the news lately because our government seems to be devouring itself. Some of it is fun to watch... the Loonie Left hounding "Lady Speaker" about "Viet Nam'ing" Iraq, for instance.

The revelations about Walter Reed hospital are a different matter though.
Remember the movie article 99?
Haven't seen it?
I recommend it... well acted, and a story that needs to be told.


Released in 1992, it's a black comedy, telling the story of Doctors trying to do what's right for their patients in a system that is sadly neglected and underfunded.

1992? Really?
This problem was highlighted before Sir William and Lady Hillary assumed the throne?

Yep.
In their defense, the VA hospital system has been a disgrace for as long as I can remember. It's been neglected by Republicans and Democrats alike. That's why it's such a hoot to watch the news about Walter Reed and the rest of the VA system now.

So, as amusing as it is to watch, "BushDerangement Syndrome" may actually accomplish something this time...
Our Veterans deserve the best treatment we can give them.
It looks like the VA system may finally get the attention, (and let's hope the budget), it deserves.

Just don't be fooled-
Democrats, and Republicans, have shamefully ignored this problem for decades.

2 comments:

OlePrairiedog said...

Amen, Amen, Amen. Can we get an Amen for the Veterans !!!!!

Garrett said...

Anyone who doesn't know that the VA has been a problem for a long time (understatement) simply hasn't been paying attention. All you had to do was watch something like a C-SPAN call in show during the 90's...you'd hear horror stories that strained credulity from guys who sounded very much like the system had broken them.

I would note that the last rubber stamp congress managed to find trillions of dollars to spend without any sort of fiscal responsibility, but VA funding has only increased incrementally in the last few years despite the fact that there is a big 'ol war on and anyone with half a brain might expect VA funding to skyrocket.

The other cynical comment I have to make about it: Walter Reed is conveniently located for political shenanigans, but I'll bet there are VA facilities across the country with the same problems.