Paul Krugman is wrong…Spinal Tap edition.
Under the headline, “Whom the gods would destroy….” he writes
… they first make Republican governors.
I mean, I suppose a classical education might incline you that way. But watching the recent dances, be they tango,* or the funky chicken,** I must say that the latest news has brought to mind nothing so much as a rather more profane instance of serial destruction. That would be of course, the terrible fate that attended these people:
I mean, does Mark Sanford remind you more of Oedipus or of some bozo in a shower cap, gamely certain that he of all drummers can defeat the odds?
And Sarah Palin. Is she Arachne, or some bozo taking a dive off a snare kit?
You make the call…but from where I sit, Paul Krugman does our friends waaaaaay too much honor.
*For the Hollywood version, happy ending variant, of the Sanford moment, try this:
**And to capture the essence of La Belle Sarah, how about this: