December 31, 2005


Response to “Why?” (Mike Luckovich, December 29, 2005, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

on 10-26, i did an illustration depicting the word “why” using the names of the 2,000 troops who had, at that time, died in iraq. here on this blog, the feedback from readers, both pro and con was enormous. in response, a young woman, an 11th grader, has created the response above. what do you all think?

This is getting embarrassing.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 31, 2005 2:01 PM

I think we have some mighty fine kids who can figure things out for themselves despite a lot of pressure from the adults all around them to group think.

Makes me optimistic for the future.

What a wonderful thought for the new year.

Posted by: erp at December 31, 2005 3:00 PM

I think this is a simple, clever response.

Posted by: Craig at December 31, 2005 7:17 PM

Most telling of the two America's is in the comments to Danielle's creation.
And, proving the young lady is head and shoulders above her critics, here's her comment on ML's post of her Freedom icon. This ranks right up there with Farris' essay.
Mike Daley

By Danielle

December 29, 2005 06:37 PM | Link to this

Hi Every one, I just wanted to thank Mike for putting my drawing up, and to say that Freedom means that its okay for us to have different opinions bout things, and I am really glad we can, other wise we could never improve anything, because we would never be challenging anything. So thanks every one for the comments. Danielle Ansley

Posted by: Mike Daley at December 31, 2005 8:16 PM

Most interesting is Mr. Luckovich's apparent inability to feel shame that an 11th grader provided the obvious answer to his stupid, showboating question.

Posted by: Matt Murphy at December 31, 2005 11:32 PM