Strange Homage

Ken AshfordElection 2012, War on Terrorism/TortureLeave a Comment

So I read this, this morning:

The AP reports that both presidential candidates are setting aside their attack ads for the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. 

I don't quite understand this form of tribute —  "It's 9/11… so we'll resume the name calling, lying and smearing tomorrow?"

I think we can all be joined in our common acknowledgement of the pain and suffering that the nation, the First Responders, and the 9/11 families suffered that day… without going through the pretense that political campaigns are ugly.  It just seems rather stupid to pretend, on this day, that the two political parties aren't engaging in democracy.