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“This administration is populated by people who’ve spent their careers bashing government. They’re not just small-government conservatives—they’re Grover Norquist, strangle-it-in-the-bathtub conservatives. It’s a cognitive disconnect for them to be able to do something well in an arena that they have so derided and reviled all these years.”

Senator Hillary Clinton

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Odds and ends

A few more things.

John Kerry gave a speech.

I think the reason that Americans are becoming weary with the war in Iraq is not the high death rates (which are actaully quite low), but rather that nothing we have done has diminished that rate. Our troops are still dying at the same rate they were through raids and elections. People are tired of us not having a solution to ease the death rate more than anything else.

The Davis-Bacon Act has been reinstated. So workers will see good wages rather than companies seeing more profit.

And finally, on an Arnold front, Timm Herdt notices a contradiction in Arnold's campaign:
Argument No. 1 says that leaders of public employee unions have used their political power to obtain extraordinary benefits for their members.

Argument No. 2 says union members aren't getting good value for their political dues.

Which is it?

A good question. The answer, I think, is which ever one passes Prop 75.