We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
As we race towards Any Rand's "ultimate inversion" where government does as it wishes and we beg for permission, it's comforting to be lectured on our founding document by Senator Specter, who today is a Democrat, but who knows where his allegiance might rest tomorrow. Specter suggests that government and citizens are not in harmony, that we are somehow out of sync. What a surprise! The surprise is that he is intelligent enough to recognize our lack of agreement. The idea that our Senate and Congress just might have lost their way is lost on Specter. He suggests that he is hard working and that legistators shouldn't be subjected to obnoxious chants from "unregistered self-lobbyists bent on asking...awkward policy questions." Senator Specter doesn't realize it, but it's just beginning. The chants are the least of what he will see in the future.
We may be the "intrusive bubonic boobs" as Specter and Sebelius suggest, but they will not listen. Specter is now a Democrat because he knew full well that he would never be re-elected as a Republican. We can only hope that this nothing political hack is never elected as a Democrat either.
It's worth noting that this is likely a farce, a satire. If you read it carefully, you can see it was NOT written by Specter or Sebelius, though it's close enough to what you'd expect these days........
Iowahawk serves us well. The Harvard faculty piece last week was excellent. Seeing Specter and Sebelius "among us" for real on so many sites for the past two days almost makes me hopeful. Almost.