Some American women competing at an international bridge tournament in Shanghai, China have caused an uproar in certain circles because they displayed a sign that said, “We did not vote for Bush!” Today, I read several letters to the editor complaining about their behavior – not appropriate! I believe that they were criticized by the international association hosting the event.
I wonder if the Chinese government is watching this? Of course they are! Can you imagine the wheels turning in their heads? “Hmmm…they announce their opposition to their national leader with a sign, and they are condemned by the bridge organization. People declare their actions are inappropriate and unsuitable for this venue. We put people in prison for similar expressions of dissent, and the entire world condemns us and gets on our case! Maybe we can learn something from this!”