Sunday, June 26, 2011

Gone Fishing. Why? 

I have had a hard time forming my opinions about Sarah Palin since the 2008 election. Michael Medved finally summed up my feelings about her in this posthttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif about the mainstream media's rush to pore through 20,000 or so e-mails. To borrow from Pride and Prejudice Mrs. Palin "neither deserves such praise nor such censure."


I have been giving much thought to axioms as of late when considering the political scene. The first axiom comes from The Atlantic's Megan McCardle http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif when she penned Jane's Law in 2003:
Jane's Law: The devotees of the party in power are smug and arrogant. The devotees of the party out of power are insane.

I think there is a lot of wisdom packed into that little sentence. I too have seen in my political opponents and sadly have seen it manifested in political allies as well.

The second axiom comes from James Pinkerton writing at The Corner in January:
Pinkerton’s Law of Political Regression says, “ . . . Things are never as bad as you fear — or as good as you hope.”
Once again, much wisdom packed into a small package. Parties tend to overreach when assuming power and can always come back when out of power. Something to think about.

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