Trouble right here in River City, metaphorically speaking

It is amazing the strange political dynamics that can take place during a congressional election year. A case in point is the hubbub (great word!)over the company seeking operations of six major U.S. ports. The company is a state-owned firm of the United Arab Emirates.

Both Democrats and Republicans appear to be siding against the president on this one, saying that allowing the company to take over port operations in these cities significantly threatens national security.

Perhaps one of the weakest arguments — at least to me — is that two of the 9/11 hijackers were from the UAE. And? And the overwhelming majority of those terrorists were from Saudi Arabia, as is Osama bin Laden. I don’t see us putting up a blockade to keep tankers full of Saudi oil out of our country.

I am sure there is more to this story than meets the eye. I hope so because it would be sad to see that the only issue bonding congressional Democrats and Republicans is a case of xenophobia. I guess I’ll just have to see where this hubbub leads and who will be the lead hubbubers, which sounds sort of like whale blubber and that rhymes with pool … in an alternate universe … I suppose.

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