September 11, 2008 [LINK / comment]

Can we de-politicize 9/11, please?

It was a nice gesture that Senators John McCain and Barack Obama made a joint pilgrimage to Ground Zero in lower Manhattan today, placing roses in memory of the 9/11 victims. It was also a welcome relief that no campaign ads were seen on TV today -- no taunts about lipstick, no sarcasm about the other guy's call for "change" and "reform." The less that the seventh anniversary of the September 11 attack is used to promote particular political parties or leaders, the better off we will be as a nation. United we stand. 'Nuff said.

Tomorrow we return to our regularly-scheduled bare-knuckled campaign discourse, heavy on symbolism and "lite" on substance. Sigh...