"I think this is how the rest of the world looks at the U.S. right now. Not as part of the hand--giving strength and purpose to the rest of the fingers--but, instead, scratching our nose and sending a far different signal." ~~Indra NooyiAs for Raj Nooyi, Reasoned Audacity points out that he was among the top 150 donors to the Kerry Campaign. "Nooyi, Raj K, Amsoft Systems/Engineer, $27,000, 08/06/2004, Greenwich, CT, 06830." How much did the Nooyis donate to the Republicans? Using the search engine at www.campaignmoney.com, I discovered that you, dear reader, probably gave more than the Nooyis' $0.00. However, you were not invited to sup with the Bushes last night, even if you are of Indian descent.
Also on the White House Invitees List was Sarah Perot, wife of Ross Perot Jr. I am just as puzzled by such Laura and George dinner companions as is Reasoned Audacity. However, I've noticed this type of thing before, in the administration of ... guess who? President George Herbert Walker Bush. Apparently the Bushies get some sort of devilish delight by mingling with their enemies and slighting their friends.I have often wondered, especially during wartime, why a "genuine" member of America's fighting force is seldom or never included. By "genuine" I mean someone flown in from the battlefield, not someone driven in from the Pentagon.