Sunday, July 06, 2008

exit, stage down

Jesse Helms should have died while he was in office. It would have made bigger headlines which is what he would have liked, and we would have gotten him out of the Senate sooner which is what I would have liked.

100 years from now when people examine why democratic institutions failed to run this country well, Jesse Helms will be a case study.

Hate-monger, racist, dope... all those apply, and in some states those are enough of a plus to get 51% of the vote and have a career in the senate making things worse, not better.

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