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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Nancy, Margaret and Roger

Years ago I saw the movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" Judge Doom (Christopher Lloyd) who hunts cartoon characters finds them by playing the first notes of "Shave and a Haircut" (shave and a haircut...two bits)knowing that any and all cartoon characters, no matter how hard they resist, no matter their resolve must complete the ditty. Roger hears the the first five taps, and goes through all kinds and sorts of contortions and seizures battling the impulse that will betray him...and must finally give in.
Can't help it. It's his nature as a cartoon character.
And in like fashion, despite promises and blood oaths to be inclusive, to hold to their campaign promises, that they will be bi-partisan, the Democrats are tax and spend, a pox on Republicans, away with small government- just as sure Roger Rabbit is shave and a haircut. They can't help it. It's their very nature nature, their very essence.
The first order of business in Saint Paul: raise wheelage taxes, the gasoline tax, minimum wage, sales taxes. And In Washington, we see that the old saying "The Democrats never learn and they never forget" is alive and well . Queen Pelosi is talking about rolling over the Republicans by bypassing all committees and bringing bills directly to the floor of the House. So much for Pelosi's pledge for "openness". No debate, no witnesses (as if that had ever once even slowed down an assault on the Constitution by either side).
So, as my friend said yesterday "Buckle yourself in for the next two years!" And he personally thanks the Republicans.


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