Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Political Paradox

We don't usually get political on this blog. But I was impressed with the way Garrison Keillor, the Minnesota-based author and broadcaster (Lake Wobegon, A Prairie Home Companion) managed to capture, in a recent column, the central paradox of John McCain's campaign.

"So the Republicans have decided to run against themselves. The bums have tiptoed out the back door and circled around to the front and started yelling, "Throw the bums out!" They've been running Washington like a well-oiled machine to the point of inviting lobbyists into the back rooms to write the legislation, and now they are anti-establishment reformers dedicated to delivering us from themselves."

That's pretty much what was bothering me during the whole Republican convention two weeks ago. Although I couldn't put it into words the way he did.

To read the rest of Keillor's column, click here.

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