October 12, 2010
Yokel Politics

Christopher Hitchens:

Populism imposes its own humiliations on anyone considering a run. How many times can you stand in front of an audience and state: “I will always put the people of X first”? (Quite a lot of times, to judge by recent campaigns.) This is to say no more than that you will be a megaphone for sectional interests and regional mood swings and resentment, a confession that, to you, all politics is yokel.

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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at October 12, 2010 04:26 PM
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"If they were men of virtue, there were no limits, no point at which they would stop. There was no lie they would not tell, no fraud they would not perpetrate. No murder they would not commit."

That made my head explode. Can you send someone over to clean the brain matter off my desk and monitor?

Posted by: karen marie on October 13, 2010 9:40 AM
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