Michael Bloomberg: Don’t Panic

Michael Bloomberg didn’t exactly quote the famous advice on the cover of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, but it sure was a refreshing change from the manner in which many Republicans have played politics with terrorist attacks. Bloomberg said, “”There are lots of threats to you in the world. There’s the threat of a heart attack for genetic reasons. You can’t sit there and worry about everything. Get a life.”

Appropriate action must be taken to fight terrorism, but I don’t believe that Bloomberg was advising against this when he said the above, as well as noting, “You have a much greater danger of being hit by lightning than being struck by a terrorist.”

I’m waiting to see which Republicans attack him. If so, it would be quite hypocritical considering all the warnings about terrorism which were ignored by Republicans before 9/11. Republicans didn’t care about terrorism until they found that it worked well for them politically, and even then they engaged in far more talk and scare tactics than effective action. As we see the Republican debate tonight, I’m reminded of John Kerry pushing for more action on homeland security in two of his debates with George Bush, and George Bush saying his recommendations were too expensive.

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    Catherine Morgan says:

    I just wanted to let you know that I linked your blog to my post on the debate.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Thanks for the link.

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