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Sunday, April 25, 2010

from British writer Rebecca Jenkins, The Guardian

"It reminded me of what Fanny Kemble (1809-1893) used to say about politics. She and other formidable women like her powered the anti-slavery movement in the 1830s and on through to abolition. And yet she, along with the majority of her fellow female campaigners, had no interest in acquiring the vote. They took it for granted that politics was a game played by prosperous men for their own interests."

Sounds like she is writing about the U.S. political system, too.

Today, the Prez is meeting with Billy Graham - WHY? Other than being a self-promoter and brown-noser to Presidents for fifty years, who is he? [Tentative answer: a door that Obama wants to open to evangelicals; if so, good grief. Oh, perhaps Graham can answer the question of why God slaughtered people in Mississippi, yesterday; wouldn't heart attacks have been kinder, gentler than tornado-death?]


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