Thursday, December 27, 2007

Big Drought - No Water - Plenty of Tea?

Listening to initiatives proposed for the drought, I can’t help but be reminded of the knee-jerk security initiatives post-9/11.

The goal quickly became more about perception than reality, so initiatives that visibly impacted the most people won the day. So while tweezers were being confiscated from each and every passenger boarding an airplane, shipping containers coming into every port went largely unchecked.

And so go responses to the drought. Fill water glasses only when requested and then again for each refill, but order as much tea as you like. :-)

And before we lay it all on politicians, let’s remember one of the definitions of politics, “competition between competing interest groups or individuals for power and leadership.”

As in the “politics of fear.”

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