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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Gail Collins, "Politically, Our Next Big Thing": Your Mission, If You Choose to Accept It

Avoiding any mention of a possible US strike directed against Syria's Assad regime (see, for example: http://jgcaesarea.blogspot.co.il/2013/08/david-brooks-one-great-big-war-whatcha.html), Gail Collins, in her latest New York Times op-ed entitled "Politically, Our Next Big Thing" (no, she's not talking about Chris Christie) (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/31/opinion/collins-politically-our-next-big-thing.html?_r=0), would direct our attention to the 2014 US midterm elections. Her conclusion:

"Here’s your mission, people. Start to check out the Senate races — there are going to be 35 next year, and 10 or 12 might involve real competition. You may want to send a few of the candidates donations — control of Congress hangs in the balance. The rest of the pack aren’t going to require much attention. Unless, of course, one of the parties doesn’t seem prepared to produce a nominee. Then you know what you have to do."

My goodness, Gail is assigning us one heck of a mission. With that job in hand, we needn't bother thinking about something so unpleasant as nearly 1,500 civilians dying from a sarin attack on the outskirts of Damascus.

My mission to Gail: Get up off your couch, take a chance, and write something relevant. You're almost as cute as Andy Rosenthal, and it's growing tiresome.

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