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September 29, 2005

And When You Gaze Into The Abyss of Government Power, the Abyss of Government Power Gazes Back Into You

Anklebiting Pundits notes that, yes, Power Corrupts.

It would at least be nice if more Republican officeholders made a pretense of resisting the corruption of power.

I'm sorry, but today's GOP seems to have a theory: Democrats spent an awful lot, but we'll spend even more, mostly just to continue buying off our constituents with pork projects they don't even particularly want. And we'll get away with it-- because ten or twenty years ago we were known as fiscal disciplinarians, budget hawks, and general tight-wadded pricks. This reputation will continue to insulate us against the naked fact that what was for Dan Rostentowski and Tip O'Neill a mere wet dream is in fact the 2004 budget we passed.

Guys-- we're not that stupid. I mean, stupid, certainly, but that stupid? Only on off days.

I remember a time when Woody Allen was actually funny. That doesn't mean I rushed right out to buy a ticket to Hollywood Ending.

In the words of Janet Jackson -- Miss Jackson if you're nasty -- what have you done for me lately?

It hurts to say but it's true. And it's time we began saying it, loudly. Bill Clinton showed much more fiscal discipline than George Bush.

Was he forced to do that by a Republican Congress? Partly. But it seems that the Republican Congresses that restrained him did so out of partisanship, not principle, because when a Republican is President, they want to spend like it's going out of style.

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