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Sunday, May 08, 2016

What would John Galt say?

This Strib link.

Since John Galt is/was total fiction, we can add to or subtract from that fiction; and Galt will not be opposing Lewis in a GOP primary since he's not a real human any more than Citizens United is. Aside from that, fourteen years of Kline the item says.

It sure seemed longer. This woman candidate Kline endorses, my guess would be dead in the water in a GOP primary unless absolutely vocally and unequivocally denouncing for-profit pseudo-college clip joints of the kind Col. Kline loved and from whom he took campaign funding. Also, her saying a word or two about the Teamsters pension situation might be needed, given the name "Kline" attached to legislation at play in that morass.

Anyway, Galt on the six-ballot final endorsement of Lewis over Gerson, re the two of them, I'd have Galt quoting T.S. Eliot:

We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men
Leaning together
Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
Our dried voices, when
We whisper together
Are quiet and meaningless
As wind in dry grass
Or rats' feet over broken glass
In our dry cellar

Shape without form, shade without colour,
Paralysed force, gesture without motion;

Those who have crossed
With direct eyes, to death's other Kingdom
Remember us-if at all-not as lost
Violent souls, but only
As the hollow men
The stuffed men.

Of course Galt in my world view would have been saying the same of Reagan and the Bush family. About the CD2 caucus goers who could not make up their mind over the mediocrity of Lewis or the extremism of Gerson; taking six ballots to decide.

But Galt coins, now that's something Jason Lewis is full of.

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