This page was alone with his thoughts last night, the biggest one of which I'm discussing today is: Wow. where does the time go? Remember when 'crisis' meant that if Americans didn't support the troops and kept on shopping, the terrorists would win? Remember the Homeland Security 'Terror Alerts' with all those nifty colours? For some reason, Hawaii was always blue. Rudy Giuliani? Freedom fries? It all seems so long ago, especially since the movie biography of George W. Bush arrived at cinemas last week.
These days, it's all Barack Obama this, and Sarah Palin that. People go to the airport and worry more about what extra items the airline will make them pay for, not which extra items won't make it past the security gate. There are more worries about Homeowner security than Homeland Security. Baseball telecasts cut to commercials at the 7th inning stretch instead of showing American-Idol dropouts warbling God Bless America. Everyone remembers Heath Ledger for his role as a criminal psychopath in The Dark Knight rather than as a gay cowboy in Brokeback Mountain.
This would be why this page would be having trouble getting worked up about the current economic 'crisis'. The boy's been crying wolf for the better part of decade, and the bark's been worse than the bite: What's wrong with letting sleeping dogs lie?