today's required reading
"The point is not winning or losing," she said. "Of course, I want to win. The point is to fight well with dignity. The point is, if you die, to die on your feet, standing up. If you tell me, 'Fallaci, why do you fight so much? The Muslims are going to win and they're going to kill you,' I answer to you, 'Fuck you-I shall die on my feet.'"
I tend not to put people I don't know on pedastals; my only real hero in life has been my father. But this woman comes might close to being raised up on a platform in my mind.
How did she feel about President Bush?
"We will see; it's too soon," she said. "I have the impression that Bush has a certain vigor and also a dignity which had been forgotten in the United States for eight years."
She doesn't like it, however, when the President calls Islam a "religion of peace."
"Do you know what I do each time he says it on TV? I'm there alone, and I watch it and say, 'Shut up! Shut up, Bush!' But he doesn't listen to me.
I'm listening. I'm thinking a lot of people are.
(link sent to me by my personal blogging secretary and Tampa Bay fan, Todd)