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THE MUSINGS OF A TRADITIONAL SOUTHERN DEMOCRAT

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Sid in his law office where he sits when meeting with clients. Observant eyes will notice the statuette of one of Sid's favorite Democrats.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Reduce, reuse and recycle Part II -- More for A Man Without a Party and Party Switcher Rep. Mike Jacobs

Tractboy1 enjoyed yesterday's post that was adapted from Sir Walter Scott's poem about a man without a country, and was about Rep. Mike Jacobs, former Democrat, who may well find himself to be a man without a party.

If you are a politician, it is important to have and identify with a party, a party with whom you are as much a part of as it is a part of you. This used to be the case with Mike; I know from having attended meetings with him on numerous occasions and party functions. Alas, for him it is no more.

Mike, who once enjoyed his native land that comprised his House District, now, just like the Man Without a Country, will be regarded as a deserter who has been cast away by the locals to go wandering on a foreign stand, the foreign strand of the Philistines.

And since Tractboy1 seemed to enjoy Sir Walter Scott, I have one more line from this Scotish author to share that is especially apropos when discussing Rep. Jacobs, this being that most relevant and favorite line of all of us:

"Oh what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practise to deceive!

(Sir Walter Scott's Marmion, Canto VI, Stanza 17.)

1 Comments:

Blogger Trackboy1 said...

What book do you most recommend if I want to read Soctt, and maybe a good biography on him?

11:37 AM  

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