Thursday, January 15, 2015

All Politics Is Local

It was the Sage of Baltimore, H. L. Mencken (sorry, Buck) who once offered “(d)emocracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.” There’s not a single part of that observation that doesn’t make me smile, especially while reading recent news dispatches.

I’m not sure what the good people of Richmond did to deserve Joseph Morrissey (does being the capital of the Confederate States of America still count?) but if he never wins a(nother) race, Joe is their horse (sorry Bentley). I guess apathy and ignorance are their own reward.

Please. Put aside your revulsion and look past, if only for a moment, that Joey has the same moral intelligence of something you might scrape off your shoe with a stick. This is truly an American Love Affair

It’s almost heart-warming, especially in light of the generation gap in voter participation to read about the success of a 57 year-old man in getting through to someone forty years his junior.

And not just through, if you follow both the preposition and the proposition. Her unborn child will be so fortunate to have a father and a grand-father in the same person. Perhaps they can take turns using the walker as both may need it at about the same time.

Somewhere Anthony Weiner is sitting on a stoop of a double-wide in a trailer park in upstate New York, looking at pictures on his cell phone and muttering ‘I coulda been a contenduh.’ Buck up, Tony-take a page out of Joe’s book. And speaking of books, Vladimir Nabokov may soon enjoy a resurgence of popularity, at least in one zip code.

-bill kenny 

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