Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Worth Repeating

The always erudite and thought-provoking Francesca over at Francesca's Liberal Wingnut Corner offers the following treasure from President Dwight D. Eisenhower, one of those Republicans that today's right-wingers may not want to brag about:
"Should any political party attempt to abolish social security,
unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would
not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter
group, of course, that believes that you can do these things. Among them are a
few Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or businessman from
other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid."
--President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1956
That man was a prophet.
Francesca, by the way, offers a typically insightful analysis of the Italian report on the Sgrena/Calipari incident, based on her reading of the de-censored report (which was published over the weekend in Italian newspapers after some students figured out how to un-black-out the censored portions)