I love the Kos kids. They make me feel like Mother Teresa. There's so much ZOMG! TRAGEDY! in the news every day, the capacity I had for going into deep mourning over people I've never met has dissipated. Sometimes I feel bad that I don't feel bad.
OTOH, I'm still capable of thinking, "Wow, this is going to be really hard on the survivors and the families of the deceased" while mocking the "Bush stole the bridge money for the illegal war" crowd for being a) jerks and b) stupid. I'm sure they wouldn't give up a penny of the billions wasted on failed socialist programs for better roads and bridges--cars are evil destroyers of planet Earth created by capitalist pigs who eat the babies of the poor. Obama!
Anyway, given that there are billions of bridge crossings in this country every day and the last U.S. bridge collapse of this magnitude was in 2002 (I'm not counting the recent collapse in San Fran, because it was caused by an accident) I'm not ready to condemn the current bridge inspection and repair system just yet. Every system can be improved, but this one's working at an incredibly low failure rate.
Everytime I say something like that, I get called a bitch.