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Re: Is it real?

by swampyankee (Parson)
on May 31, 2006 at 02:42 UTC ( #552685=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Is it real?

I voted for "honest politician", mostly because the only way a group of people don't do politics is if no more than one is alive.

Of course "honest" really means "honest enough"; politicians who aren't honest enough become professional lobbyists. Or pundits.

emc

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Re^2: Is it real?
by spiritway (Vicar) on Jun 01, 2006 at 05:52 UTC

    Depends on what you mean by "honest". Where I come from, an "honest politician" is one who stays bought; he doesn't sell you out of someone later on bribes him, even if the new bribe is higher. He's got principles. Of course, where I come from, we also believe in ghosts - since dead people can vote here.

      Chicago or one of its suburbs?

      Voting could be very convenient, too. A friend's future mother-in-law went to vote (in one of the suburbs) and found out she already had!

      These small towns have such good services....

      When I was in college in Chicago (at IIT), the concensus was that every city job (except, possibly, the police) was a patronage job. This is why Chicago had 5 men (this may not have included the driver) on a garbage truck (I think NYC had 3). It had nothing to do with union work rules; it had to do with maximizing opportunities for patronage positions.

      emc

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        As Boss Tweed said "I don't care who votes, as long as I get to do the nominating.".

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