The Greeks Had a Word For It

Saturday, March 12th, 2011 @ 8:43 am | Politics


(That’s a reference to a Bow Wow Wow song. The clip is a clip of GOP dudes yukking it up over trying to bring a carry-weapons-in-public, you-don’t-need-a-background-check-or-anything, we-feel-romantic-about-the-westerns-we-watched-when-we-were-kids bill to Iowa. One of the things that makes Iowa great is that it really isn’t that kind of place; spend a year or two here and the thing that strikes you is a quiet guilelessness, an even-handedness that governs daily life in the small towns that both parties like to claim for themselves but about which neither seems to know much at all. The party that, just a year ago, worried a lot about “ramming legislation through” is seen here getting ready to support bills they don’t even support, but which they’ll get paid handsomely to sponsor.)


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