Now before anyone of you pass out or suspect that I've been smoking heroin, rest assured I have not. If you know me at all, you probably know that I've been a pretty big critic of President Bush's. But today, as he gave a press conference in Iowa, he gave notice to those in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, due to their recent floods, but then assured that all the smaller communities will likewise be attended to by their government. That region of the country, by the way, is one of the most critical. I know many of you might not see it like that, but instead see it as a fly-over state like my beloved Oklahoma. But, Iowa raises a huge portion of our domestic crops and therefore is essential to our country's independence.
Now, don't get me wrong, I will hope that the president keeps his word. There was one other time I was all moved by him. I'm sure you know the one I'm talking about, him standing on top of World Trade Center rubble with his arm around New York City's fire chief as he declared his promise through a bullhorn to make those who knocked down those buildings feel our wrath. Well, Osama is still at large and just the other day Georgie made that comment that he just wasn't that concerned about bin Laden at this moment.
But, that aside, it really did warm my heart this afternoon when I heard the president make that pledge. I've been a small town girl my whole life and likely will always be. Like most small town folk, I often feel that our vast contributions to the nation are overlooked due to our smaller population.
So don't faint or call my physician. I'm fine. For those hard-working people of ALL of Iowa, let's keep the government to their word. If these family farms fail, corporate farms will swoop in and take their place. And, trust me, that's not good for anyone. Just ask anyone who recently suffered from food poisoning at the otherwise harmless hand of the tasty tomato.
Kudos to you, Mr. Bush.