Monday, January 16, 2006

Golly, That'll Fix the GOP's Wagon in a Hurry: The latest big thing making the rounds among the bloggerati is this "Appeal from center-right bloggers." It looks like one of those moronic e-mail petitions that made the rounds a decade or so ago.

No political party is going to reform itself when most of its congressional members are well insulated in their incumbency by gerrymandered districts and the McCain-Feingold incumbency protection act. Twenty years ago, an Abramoff scandal might have flipped the house to the minority party. Even the professional congress watchers think that pretty unlikely in 2006.

Power corrupts, and bureaucracy entrenches.

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