And they’re off. No wait, they’re not. The Layton horse seems to be nuzzling the Martin horse. Uh, now he’s … biting him? As for the good-government nag, I think it was put down years ago.
Newspapers are full of their own and the politicians’ speculation about whether this is a good time for an election — meaning how well will various parties do if it is called now. Polls are endlessly fascinating, even though the responses are not necessarily honest; if honest, not necessarily accurate; and if accurate, not necessarily enduring.
Still, I’d like to look up from the racing form long enough to ask, at least in passing, not whether the people want an election, but whether the country needs one. How poorly is our government functioning? Here one can expect little help from the politicians who, even when they accidentally state their true opinions, add little of value to the discussion. Continue Reading →
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