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Oct 24th 2006

hi, i’m spineless and i want a vacation

michael barone’s take on polls of potential voters in the november 2006 election:

Now it appears that voters are willing to turn over Congress to a party most of whose representatives voted against allowing the National Security Agency to surveil without a court order al-Qaida suspects when they place calls to persons in the United States and against allowing terrorist interrogations under rules supported by John McCain.

We are weary, it seems, and ready to go back on holiday. Some things — a nuclear attack on the United States, the successful release of a disease pathogen that could kill millions — are just too horrifying to think about. But maybe we should think more about them. As Leon Trotsky is supposed to have said, “You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.”

read the whole article. it is outstanding: michael barone – uneasy for a reason

2 Responses to “hi, i’m spineless and i want a vacation”

  1. Al

    Excellent! I like the part where he says we were on holiday. It makes me think of those people as hobbits, sitting in their little homes in little chairs, not wanting anything to do with anything outside their little shire.

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