I’m so incredibly bummed about the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. It shocked me, nearly as much as any news story can manage. I read the story on CNN.com with my mouth agape. I guess mostly because it’s such a violent, awful end to what seemed like such a possibility of hope for Pakistan. I’d been following her return to the political landscape of that country, and it was inspiring. She brought a sense of hope and optimism to a place that seemed, for a long while, to need it a great deal.
Plus, she was a woman on the political forefront in a pretty major country. That’s inspiring, regardless. I mean, if a woman can lead a country like Pakistan, there just might be hope to someday have a US president that isn’t a male WASP.
Heh, two political-ish posts in one day… I promise this probably will not be the norm.