Sunday, January 25, 2009

Royal blood

Amid the Shakespearean struggles of the Houses of Bush, Clinton, and Kennedy currently being performed on the American political stage, Jane Hamscher at Firedoglake reminds us that there's a dynastic aspect to Gordon Smith's defeat by Jeff Merkley.

(Cross-posted at Loaded Orygun.)

1 comment:

edison said...

"Does your common man understand chivalry? Noblesse oblige? Aristocratic rules of conduct? Personal responsibility for the welfare of the state? One may as well search for fur on a frog." - Heinlein: To Sail Beyond the Sunset

Seriously, how can we serfs even pretend to understand the responsibilities of our 'betters'?