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

Friday, May 26, 2006 :::

On Congressional Talking Points

When political seas get rough, as they are for the Republican Congress right now, the response seems to be two-fold:

Run out the guns to scare away anyone who questions your idiotic response to the Jefferson/FBI flap, while at the same time...

Trim your sails to make the rubes back home believe you're truly, deeply, madly committed to the idea of limited government. Pay no attention to the earmarks!

Yesterday, I wrote that it seemed as though the time was not yet ripe for the ol' term limits bandwagon to start rolling again. I foolishly thought we were closer to the 1990 scenario, when disgust and distrust with the political class was beginning to perk, but was not yet at a rolling boil.

I was wrong.

These two memoranda bring us closer to a 1994-style voter revolt than I thought possible. And it only took a single, damned day.

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 5/26/2006 0 comments


"You know what the fellow said: In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they also produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love -- they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." -- Orson Welles, The Third Man

"The graveyards are full of indespensable men" -- Charles de Gaulle

"Oh, so Mother Nature needs a favor? Well maybe she should have thought of that when she was besetting us with droughts and floods and poison monkeys. Nature started the fight for survival and now she wants to quit because she's losing. Well I say, hard cheese!" -- Montgomery Burns

"Don't pretend that you know me...cause I don't even know myself" -- The Who

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