Thursday, August 22, 2013

Quote of the day: August

I often wonder about that. How do you walk past Thomas Jefferson in his temple there on the tidal basin on your way to cut a crooked energy deal? How do you walk past Martin Luther King, Jr. glowering knowingly across the tidal basin at Jefferson, when you know that the only reason you're in Congress is that you got your district gerrymandered into being solidly Caucasian, and then suppressed the votes of the remaining blacks through some sort of new ID law? Don't you feel at some level like someone who came to town to burglarize a cathedral and pawn the candlesticks for drug money?
- Charlie Pierce, musing on how much more attractive the symbols of democracy seem when the governing class is on vacation.

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