Marginal Footnotes

New York: Not Worth Defending
June 1, 2006, 8:07 pm
Filed under: Media, Politics, Uncategorized

Not that we needed any additional evidence, but it is now clear that the members of the Bush adminstration have no imagination whatsoever. According to Richard Esposito at ABC News, New York's homeland security funds are to be cut 40 percent because the city has 'no national monuments'.  This is, apparently, not a joke.  According to ABC,

'The formula did not consider as landmarks or icons: The Empire State Building, The United Nations, The Statue of Liberty and others found on several terror target hit lists. It also left off notable landmarks, such as the New York Public Library, Times Square, City Hall and at least three of the nation's most renowned museums: The Guggenheim, The Metropolitan and The Museum of Natural History'. 

You wonder if these people have ever been to New York. Or, for that matter, read a novel or seen a film. You can read the entire government report here, if you can stomach the intellectually vacant bureaucracy it exemplifies.


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