Monday, May 16, 2005

Just warming up

I've had a LiveJournal for a little while now, and dumped political musings and finds there from time to time, but it's not really the best environment for that sort of thing. Besides, folks who are interested in that stuff aren't so likely to be interested in the occasional sharing of minutiae of my life, or vice versa. So here we go: two minds, half a brain.

In all probability, more of the postings here will relate to US politics than what's going on in New Zealand (though we do have an election later this year which could turn up some interesting stories.) The reason for this is simple: when you're in bed with an elephant, you really do need to know which way it's going to roll over next.

I almost have a plan for the next few entries. I've noticed that the current US administration has been copping well-deserved flak for invoking FDR whenever they're fingered in the act of dismantling his legacy. There's someone else from the same era who is often (ab)used in the same way, but whose own words - and he wrote many, many words - frequently confound those who would summon his ghost.

Let us see.


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