Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Rule of Thumb

Sometime in the 15th century, a law was passed that regulated the dimensions of a man's implement used to beat his wife to a rod or a stick no thicker than the diameter of his thumb, hence the rule.

I use this example to demonstrate how predictable our government moves. Faced with a mammoth demonstration, they quickly backpedaled and totally conceded. One day after the tepid show of force, our president wastes no time in announcing that she was moving right ahead with those irrelevant charter changes once again.

The oldest rule of political scalawags has always been to beat the masses and stay in power for as long as you can get away with it.

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