Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Campaigning: One Prius at a Time.

Former Democratic congresswoman from Colorado, Pat Schroeder is the President of something called the American Association of Publishers. Though a non-partisan group that did not stop her from opining that liberals read more books than conservatives.

As part of her reasoning and riffing off the bumper-sticker theme that liberals are fond of, Schroeder told the AP, “The Karl Roves of the world have built a generation that just wants a couple of slogans: “No don’t raise my taxes, no new taxes”. “It’s pretty hard to write a book saying, ‘No new taxes, no new taxes, no new taxes’ on every page.”

Pat: as knee-jerk reactionaries that repetitive mantra is merely the response to the liberal playbook which appears to be page after page of, “Raise taxes, raise taxes, raise taxes” with the random “Kill the unborn” thrown in just to keep the unwashed off-balance.

She also claimed that liberals were more wonkish and because of that “can’t say anything in less than paragraphs.” Paragraphs! Of course, Schroeder is on to something as we will freely own up to the fact that our politics in practical execution be summed up as: “No thanks, we’re fine. Now just leave us the hell alone”.

Well short of a paragraph but will probably fit on a bumper sticker.

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