Whenever I watch CNN, I usually just read the ticker tape that rolls along the bottom of the screen. It's more aesthetically pleasing than Wolf Blitzer and typically more informative. Today, an item went by that needs no comment or explanation: a Wal-Mart employee was trampled to death by shoppers in Long Island, New York.
I don't know what to say. The fact that the poor guy worked at Wal-Mart is enough, in and of itself, to fill any compassionate person with grief. That he was stampeded by a herd of grasping consumers chasing after some gadget they'll throw away in couple of years leaves you breathless with despair. The poor guy just couldn't get a break.
George W. Bush never had to go through that.