Monday, August 15, 2011

Now the GOP has a manly man for a candidate

"An ah'll promise yew this: ah'll work every day tew try to make Washington DC as inconsequenshull in your life as ah cayun."

--Texas governor / now presidential candidate Rick Perry

Yes, we need an inconsequential federal government. All those useless meat inspectors and FBI agents and air traffic controllers and white collar crimes prosecutors and park rangers....

I'm not defending our immensely useless "war on drugs" establishment (and I'm saying this as someone who's extremely reluctant even to take an aspirin), or our bloated military ever ready to take on the Soviet Union...

But Rick Parry wasn't drawing distinctions. He was talking as a Son of the Old South--the folks who secretly still loathe Abraham Lincoln.

 Johnny Reb lives on.

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