Politics & Prejudices
A map to our future
New governor faces stiff challenges; luckily, there's a handbook
Published: November 3, 2010
However, he knows, as do I, there is more to quality of life than lining the pockets of a few successful middle-aged men.
When Ballard was writing Michigan's Economic Future, a student told him that it would be "political suicide" to suggest raising taxes. Ballard's response: "If it is political suicide to do what needs to be done for the future of Michigan, then we're dead already." The more people read this book, the better our chances of revival may be.
Maybe this is the problem: Politicians once believed that nobody really paid attention to elections until after the World Series. That was in a civilized era when baseball's fall classic ended in the first week of October, as God intended. But in these evil greedhead times, they play major league baseball from March until November. This year's Series was going the day before the election.
I'm not sure whether Sarah Palin or the idea of playing the World Series in the snow is a greater abomination to Our Lord.
Fortunately, as Saint Jon Stewart told us last weekend, "We live in hard times, not end times," which means that Commissioner Bud Selig — and the political system — may have another chance.
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