Monday, July 29, 2002

After the amazing rescue of the trapped miners yesterday - a testament to the American spirit - the New York Sun runs this editorial.
Amid all the justifiable rejoicing over the rescue of the nine miners who had been trapped underground in a Pennsylvania coal mine, it’s worth asking what they were doing underground to begin with. And the answer to that question involves two names that wouldn’t ordinarily come to mind when it comes to mining coal: Senator Lieberman of Connecticut and a 30-year-old rock star named Kevin Richardson, a member of a group called the Backstreet Boys.

Give me a break.
Bruce Springsteen has good words for Bush and the war on terror.
Springsteen, a 52-year-old married father-of-three, is known for his liberal views but told Time magazine: "The war in Afghanistan was handled well. It was deliberative, which I wasn't counting on. I expected a lot less from this administration." The Boss led the tributes to the victims of the September 11 attacks during a celebrity telethon appeal held a week after the event and has performed at several other benefits since.

This must be driving Eric Alterman crazy.