Friday, August 8, 2008

Meanwhile, back in Brainland

Tristero over at Hullabaloo points us to this quote from a Paul Krugman column that a lot of folks are talking about:
In any case, remember this the next time someone calls for an end to partisanship, for working together to solve the country’s problems. It’s not going to happen — not as long as one of America’s two great parties believes that when it comes to politics, stupidity is the best policy.
Which, in turn, reminded me of another quote from a Hendrik Hertzberg column last week in the New Yorker:
Berliners are Germans, and Germans are foreigners, and since well before John Kerry was demonized for knowing how to speak French it has been axiomatic that heartland Americans don't like foreigners piping up about our elections, however much brainland Americans may disagree.
Elitst bastards that we are!

1 comment:

Ruth said...

We definitely need to base votes on important issues, like drinking orange juice instead of coffee, and arugula.