Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Learning From Our Elders

An inspiring piece on the front page of The New York Times this morning tells about the undying efforts of older Americans to remain in the loop in the Social Security fight, even as the Bush administration tries to target its message at young people.
I am very glad to hear this. Older Americans (oops -- am I one of them now? At 48, I'm having trouble feeling that way) are setting a good example in their insistence on being heard on this issue and on "straightening out" the young ones who might be easy prey for the misinformation spread by George W. Bush, Rick Santorum and others.
Here's to gray -- the new red, white and blue!