From the Dali Lama to Vladamir Putin, leaders from all over the world yesterday declared 2008 to be my year, The Year of Karsten. However, in the United States the Bush administration again failed to keep ahead of events. In a closed news conference, President Bush describes to V.P. Dick about the size of the error the administration has made. V.P. Dick was quick to point out that is, as is every year, this year has been declared the year of the military contractor. To which the President put his index fingers in his ears and stated," La, la, la, la, la, la, I can't hear you!" My Dad said that he better never catch me doing what the President did. I am to never be so disrespectful to someone in charge.