What a Wonderful Way to Say We Love You


Last night President Bush said "drug testing in our schools has proven to be an effective part" of "our aggressive community-based strategy to reduce demand for illegal drugs." He proposed new funding "for schools that want to use drug testing as a tool to save children's lives," explaining that "the aim here is not to punish children, but to send them this message: We love you, and we do not want to lose you."

A few minutes later, he told a calculatedly heartwarming anecdote about 10-year-old Ashley Pearson of Lincoln, Rhode Island, who wrote him a letter asking if "there is anything you know I…can do to help anyone, please send me a letter and tell me what I can do to save our country."

That's easy, Ashley. Send me your urine. Because we love you.