Before I head off to what promises to be a busy day full of meetings, I’d like to share the final paragraph from Frank Rich’s column in the Sunday NYTimes. He’s having some fun examining the antics of Michael Steele and Sarah Palin – both target rich even without the questionable sublimation of political principle to the wonderful world of personal-for-profits.
Rich wraps it with:
The Democrats’ efforts to counter the deprivation and bitterness spawned by the Great Recession are indeed timid and imperfect. The right has a point when it says that the Senate health care votes of Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana were bought with pork. But at least their constituents can share the pigout. Hustlers like Steele and Palin take the money and run. All their followers get in exchange is a lousy tea party T-shirt. Or a ghost-written self-promotional book. Or a tepid racial sideshow far beneath the incendiary standards of the party whose history from Strom to “macaca” has driven away nearly every black American except Steele for the past 40 years.
That’s about right.