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

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 :::

The Man Comes Around

Not Buck delivers a stinging eulogy for the Republican Revolution.

Welcome to my world.

Though I believe the Revolution, such as it was, died long ago. Given the condition of the corpse, I'd peg the demise at around December 19, 1998, when Speaker-elect Bob Livingston resigned during the impeachment follies after it became widely known that he, like Bill and Newt and Henry Hyde and who knows how many others, had been a wayward spouse.

The Republicans settled on the little-known but generally liked Dennis Hastert as their new leader. It was a safe choice. A drab choice. And they have never recovered from it.

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 10/17/2006 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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