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Quote of the day

"That said, there is no excuse to indulge with public office those who are quite simply amoral and unstable. We get the government we deserve – and are we ever."


Read the whole thing. I'm seeing a template with the leftist politicians. Husband is philanderer but has personal charisma and proper liberal credentials. Long suffering but power hungry wife stands by him in a faustian bargain. Husband maxes out political potential and then wife emerges from his shadow to pursue her own ambition while he does whatever. c.f. Clilnton, Obama and Weiner

Meryl Streep On Margaret Thatcher: 'She Was A Figure Of Awe For Her Personal Strength And Grit'

Meryl Streep On Margaret Thatcher: 'She Was A Figure Of Awe For Her Personal Strength And Grit': "But to me she was a figure of awe for her personal strength and grit. To have come up, legitimately, through the ranks of the British political system, class bound and gender phobic as it was, in the time that she did and the way that she did, was a formidable achievement. To have won it, not because she inherited position as the daughter of a great man, or the widow of an important man, but by dint of her own striving. To have withstood the special hatred and ridicule, unprecedented in my opinion, leveled in our time at a public figure who was not a mass murderer; and to have managed to keep her convictions attached to fervent ideals and ideas -- wrongheaded or misguided as we might see them now --without corruption. I see that as evidence of some kind of greatness, worthy for the argument of history to settle. To have given women and girls around the world reason to supplan…