OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy

Thursday, April 20, 2006 :::

Another Brick in the Wall

One of the more amusing scenes to come out of the Senate yesterday starred (who else?) Russ Potts. From the NV Daily:

Speaking during a break in the action at Wednesday’s veto override session, state Sen. H. Russell Potts Jr., R-Winchester, invoked conservative icons like President Reagan and U.S. Sen. George F. Allen in calling for tax hikes.

“On the national scene, one of our greatest presidents was Ronald Reagan. And he said, ‘Tear down that wall!’ and he backed it up with money, M-O-N-E-Y,” Potts said.

The reason that Berlin Wall fell is because Reagan invested more money in the nation’s defense system than any president in history, Potts said.

“The Berlin Wall fell and communism crumbled because he invested,” he said.

Well, there you have it, straight from the horse's patoot. The tax battle over pavement is the moral equivalent of fighting communism. Either that or Potts was channeling Roger Waters.

"Forward he cried/from the rear/and the front ranks died."

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 4/20/2006 3 comments


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