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14 August 2018 @ 04:22 pm
Dirty Business  
Of course I hate politics. As Tim Leary said, it’s so animalistic it should be done on all fours. But there’s also Robert Heinlein’s appropriate image that it’s as unavoidable as bondage to our bowels, and voting for someone because he isn’t a politician makes as much sense as asking to be operated on by someone who isn’t a doctor, so every chance I get, I vote for the lesser of two evils.

The Right thinks important offices should go to successful businesspersons rather than politicians, which doesn’t work even if you choose a real success, as opposed to someone who played the part on television but in consensus reality was such a failure at the fixed game of capitalism that he had to be bailed out by foreign adversaries who now own him.

The Left is subtler, of course. They merely reject anyone who is political enough to compromise. Here is Charles Pierce on the people who think Nancy Pelosi is too good at the nasty business of politics to be their kind of politician.
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