He just quoted the President in an interview to be aired this evening on 60 Minutes:
'The truth of the matter is.... that, uh, there has been, I think a coarsening of our political dialogue. I will also say that in the era of 24 hour news cycles, that the loudest shrillest voices get the most attention.'Mr President, i just want to respond... WE, the Silent Majority, are silent no more! We learned from the best, your very own political and environmental extremist activists!!!
An example is the little local group here in mid-Michigan, known as 'The Lonetree Counsel' who claim to represent ALL of us in the area!!! Hahaha... the lie!
That little group, who have associated themselves with other private interest extremist groups, really showed their anger when I, one of the previously silent majority, spoke at a public 'Town Hall' meeting held by Dow Chemical and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality on Tuesday, June 28, 2005.
One of their pack said... 'shut up Shirley'.... and like one continuous roll across the room, their buddies chimed in...
THAT was the day when I knew that i, as one small grain of sand, had irritated the oyster of extremism! In the four years following that instant i am proud to be here and observe the pearl of dissent growing from my generation, known for our silence. Now that we are 'senior' adults; now that we have raised our own families; now that we are retired.... NOW we are no longer silent!!!
...and Mr. President, many of us were pleased to see you become President. Mr. President, we wanted to believe you.
... and, Mr. President, now that we are speaking up, you call it ...'a coarsening of our political dialogue.'
Unfortunately, so far you are a disapointment to us!