So Close, Yet So Far

Friday, December 08, 2006

So Close, Yet So Far

An interesting snippet from the former Senate majority leader's final speech from the floor-- he almost gets it.
"We are moving toward a body with a two-year vision, governing for the next election rather than a body with a 20-year vision," he said. "I urge that we also consider what our work in this chamber is really all about. Is it about keeping the majority? Is it about red states versus blue states? Is it about lobbing attacks across the aisle? Is it about war rooms whose purpose is not to contrast ideas but to destroy? Or is it more?"
Do you think it occurs to Senator Kittenkiller that he *might* have had something to do with how ugly things are? Ya know, as someone in a powerful leadership position?

Nah, I don't think so either.

Although I think Zach Wamp (R-TN) gets it, nails it in fact.
Referring to the former House majority leader, Wamp recalled: "If Tom DeLay said it one time, he said it 15 times: 'The most important thing we can do for the American people is keep our Republican majority.' That was just wrong, and it had to catch up to us in the end."
I've been waiting for someone to bring it down to the World's Biggest Asshole-- the era of Republican degeneracy is officially over.

(Just a little pre-emptive strike-- I am not an elected official, mocking and sniping politicians is what bloggers do. It's in our job description.)

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