Good Riddance

Amid all the devastation on the Gulf Coast, there is one small sliver of hope: The Cindy Sheehan media circus has been shut down. Casey Sheehan deserves better. This woman used her son’s death to advance a loony, hyper-left agenda, and the bored and partisan mainstream media gave her far more than her allotted 15 minutes of fame. We need people of good will to pull the nation together in this time of disaster. We don’t need opportunists like Cindy Sheehan exploiting tragedy for their own personal or political gain.

And that goes for all the partisans attempting to pin blame for the monumental mess in New Orleans on President Bush. There is more than enough blame to go around, and it starts in Louisiana with the officials who left the city unprepared before the storm and unprotected afterward. For them to now attempt to finger global warming, Bush’s alleged indifference, and the Iraq war is worse than pitiful. It’s self-serving drivel, and here’s hoping they end up as forgotten as Cindy Sheehan.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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