In another sign that there is something wrong with what this culture chooses to respect and disrespect, tonight many citizens of Washington, D. C. chose the latter when President Bush threw out the first pitch in the opening game of the brand new Washington Nationals Park.
While rock stars, movie stars and people with absolutely nothing but money and narcissism get loads of respect by many, a man that was elected twice to be the commander-in-chief was mercilessly booed by many as he strode to the pitcher's mound and threw one just a bit high and outside.
Did President Bush cower and run and duck and hide in the dugout? Of course not. He did his business with a smile on his face and the pleasure of seeing another new baseball stadium open, this time in the nation's capital.
It is too bad that in a non-political moment, people let their politics interfere with a duty that every president has done while there have been baseball teams in Washington. It was a ceremonial first pitch, not President Bush signing a war-declaration against Iran for crying out loud.
I would love to see our public boo the crud out of someone like Paris Hilton the way they did President Bush. But, now a days it looks like it is all backwards. And we are considered a civilized nation!