Saturday, June 07, 2003

Overheard at the donut shop this morning: "If you don't own your building you're screwed." Those words were spoken by a woman a little beyond middle age who's spent her entire life in my neighborhood, and who no doubt votes white and republican. And the people she is complaining about by and large are or would claim to be indifferent to race, gender, and sexual orientation, and vote democratic.

Liberals are the velvet glove on the iron fist of unfettered capitalism. They reap the benefits of what rich republicans sow, while still maintaining in their own eyes what a cynic would refer to as deniability. Poor republicans are the dupes who respond to those they see performing the acts of destruction.

I've been wondering if the apparent lies and distortions committed by the president's men might be in some sense actionable. Here's John Dean on the subject of Impeachment.

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