Monday, February 04, 2008

Time to Be Raucous

Time to go to the caucus. Time to make your voice heard. Time to be a loudmouth, or a wiseguy, or even a rhetorical bomb-thrower if necessary. We have to decide this year what kind of government we're going to have. Do you want public servants or do you want the self-serving? Do you want people who understand that government ought to be limited, or do you want unlimited government? Do you want to be represented by someone who lives in the real world, or by an orange-clad, pie-eyed perpetual graduate student? Do you want to send a flawed but generally decent man to the Senate, or do you want to send a parasitic lawyer or a professional smart-ass to replace him? And what of the White House? Do you want a Clinton restoration? Do you want the man in the fancy suit behind Door #3, chanting a mantra of change? Do you want something better than that?

It's time to rouse your inner Cincinnatus and get involved. It's easy to say that it doesn't matter, that the decisions that are made at City Hall, or in St. Paul, or in Washington, don't really matter that much. Easy and wrong. Here in Minnesota, the day to speak your piece is tomorrow. Don't miss your opportunity.

1 comment:

Strolling Amok said...

I want Prizes:

`What is a Caucus-race?' said Alice.
`Why,' said the Dodo, `the best way to explain it is to do it.'
First it marked out a race-course, in a sort of circle, (`the exact shape doesn't matter,' it said,) and then all the party were placed along the course, here and there. There was no `One, two, three, and away,' but they began running when they liked, and left off when they liked, so that it was not easy to know when the race was over. However, when they had been running half an hour or so, and were quite dry again, the Dodo suddenly called out `The race is over!' and they all crowded round it, panting, and asking, `But who has won?'
This question the Dodo could not answer without a great deal of thought. At last the Dodo said, `Everybody has won, and all must have prizes.'

I'll be at mine tonight. I'll let you know what it's like over on the D side.