Quote Of The Year

OK, I’m convinced–everyone is on Karl Rove’s payroll. This quote by “Speaker Expect” Nancy Pelosi (as Mickey Kaus dubs her) is too much:


“The gavel of the speaker of the House is in the hands of special interests, and now it will be in the hands of America’s children.”

I couldn’t have said it better. If Republicans are about to dip into their campaign funds and unleash a barrage of new TV ads, that’s one quote that should be put into wide circulation.

Of the Senate, P.J. O’Rourke once famously wrote that “The founding fathers, in their wisdom, devised a method by which our republic can take 100 of its most prominent numskulls and keep them out of the private sector where they might do actual harm”. But increasingly, that’s becoming a quote with bicameral applications. And perhaps infintely more so in a few weeks.


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