Friday, April 29, 2005

Senator Barbara Boxer



Sons of the Republic posts some interesting new information about Senator Boxer (I still wince when I say or write those two words). Worth reading!

Every now and then I try to convince myself that our junior senator deserves to be taken seriously. Then I find myself recalling that when Ms. Boxer was a member of the House of Representatives, she used her alloted time during the debate on the first Gulf War to read, on the floor of the House, the words to the pop song "From A Distance:"

From a distance, the world looks blue and green
and the snow-capped mountains white.
From a distance the ocean meets the stream
and the eagle takes to flight.

From a distance there is harmony
and it echoes through the land.
It's the voice of hope, it's the voice of peace,
it's the voice of every man.

From a distance, we all have enough
And no one is in need.
There are no guns, no bombs, no diseases,
No hungry mouths to feed.

From a distance we are instruments
Marching in a common band
Playing songs of hope, playing songs of peace
They're the songs of every man.

God is watching us
God is watching us
God is watching us from a distance.

From a distance, you look like my friend
Even though we are at war.
From a distance I cannot comprehend
What all the fighting is for.

From a distance there is harmony
And it echoes through the land.
It's the hope of hopes, it's the love of loves.
It's the heart of every man.

God is watching us
God is watching us
God is watching us from a distance.

It was both embarrassing and fascinating to watch at the same time.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only thing that makes me wince more than putting the words "Senator" and "Boxer" together is the thought of her trying to sing. 

Posted by Cordeiro

Saturday, April 30, 2005 10:28:00 AM  

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