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The best part of politics: because they're all screwing us anyway.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Going beyond Viagra politics, for more than four hours

Matt Miller opines in today's Times that both parties need to go beyond their recent admirable measures to prevent sex offenders from receiving state-subsidized Viagra, and behave similarly on more substantial issues.

He then goes on to write about such, ahem, hard issues that he thinks both parties need to be more honest about, from Social Security to the national debt.

Honesty from politicians? That's like asking for abstinence from Bill Clinton. Or sticking to his own species for Neal Horsley.

The punchline of the column is just about as much as you can get away with in a family newspaper:

It may take a jolt to the system more powerful than the one Viagra delivers to rouse us from the torpor of charades-as-usual. Then again, now that Deep Throat has been unveiled, maybe anything is possible.

So basically, Miller's saying that the public needs some political Viagra in order to recognize that we're being screwed.

I can't argue with that sentiment.

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