You know, a more effective way to encourage the ends sought by E.J. Dionne would be to legalize patronage.
now THAT is funny.
But who wants to have to go door to door shilling for votes for your local pol?I'd rather spend 3 years in graduate school.
A couple neighbors of mine were Obama precinct captains and they asked if I'd canvas. I told them I would, but that I worked on commission.
this thread has such potential.
and it's a shame Rittelmeyer is no longer blogging over at CSB, she is really into machine politics. which I find fascinating. like, why would I waste an ounce of my time working for a politician? where's my return? the system is fucked, man. LOL
A program named for Teddy Roosevelt? Call them the Rough Riders.
Uh, I wasn't aware patronage was illegal. Ever been through a sham search?
Yeah man. If America is a business, where's my cut?
they are, deservedly, held in high esteemPresumably not by the people they bomb.
It's time for a civilian ROTC.Yeah, we could call it the CROTCH. That would work. Or maybe the Bureaucrat Officer Training Corps: BOTCH. Or maybe we could just call it, "English major"?
I want to see Leonard's tree fort. I bet it's sweet.
It sports the most unnecessary "No Girls Allowed" sign.
There's a pony in there somewhere.
NO WAY I WANT A PONY!
The patronage system of old is overly disparaged. There is no arguing with its effectiveness to "deliver". After all, just take a look at the "wealth creators" worshipped by the glibertarians...if you can't concede that patronage explains why a lot of people have the jobs they do, then you are not paying attention. Can you imagine a small business with more than one employee that doesn't engage in this practice?
Those rich fucks--this whole fucking thing!
The old man told me take any rug in the house.
CSB is back yo! she was gone most of the summer. weird.
like many workmanlike yet inferior writersgood enough for government work!thanks dad.
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