<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Is it a long way down?<p><hr></blockquote><p>Deep-ends on youse point o' view. Wearin' see-ment slippers and sleepin' with the fishes could possibly be seen as a 'long' way down. But I think DaddyMac was referring to 'the big house', Mac-catraz.<br><br>
#42268 - 02/05/0311:46 AMRe: It's the little things
I always get the feeling that he is very phony and staged. His words are so carefully written for him and he just mouths them back like he is reading a script. I didn't watch the memorial service so I really can't say how genuine he was at that momnt, but all politicians have the talent (if they are good at it) to display that kind of caring, nurturing trait. It's been done by the greatest of leaders, both good and bad ones. Stalin was another one that charmed the pants off of people. Mind you, I am not comparing Bush to Stalin. Just making an observation about politicians in general. I don't trust any of them. <br><br>
Well absolute power corrupts absolutely, but hopefully anyone in office can maintain some small shred of humanity as they go through their career...<br><br><br>[color:red]Hold on, it's time for a </font color=red> <br>
It must be hard to do that, though, DM. I mean, think about it. A president never gets stuck in a traffic jam. People are always nice to him (except in large crowds, of course). He probably never has to find the money to pay for that Twinkie he covets. When he talks, people shut up and listen. Real life just ain't like that!<br><br><br><br>Great wits are sure to madness near allied.--John Dryden, "Absalom and Achitophel"
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