Sunday, September 30, 2007

Senator Paul Wellstone Had a Spine

In the Primaries, We Fall in Love. After the Primaries, we fall in line.

This is an old line I heard first from Randi Rhodes. It will work for me in 2008. It works for me. Every damned time.But. . .

The photo is borrowed from an excellent column by an infrequent contributor to my pages, Coleen Rowley. She challenges the statement on the sign, asking Is Spineless Better Than Evil?

Her answer is YES-BUT!:
Spinelessness = Silence + Inactivity = Complicity
Like any good Minnesotan, Coleen's guru on not being complicit is the late Senate Paul Wellstone. I learned from reading Coleen, that Senator Wellstone was the only Democratic incumbent facing a re-election challenge who voted "no" to Bush's use of force in Iraq, along with 22 other Senators.

I say "Learned"?

I have to disclose that I was such a self-absorbed American hedonist in 2002 - silent, inactive and complicit - that I never knew who Paul Wellstone was until his tragic death, three weeks after he made this speech:

Never again, Coleen.

10 Moderated Comments:

Blogger United We Lay said...

That's not a bad argument.

9/30/2007 01:58:00 PM  
Blogger Lextopia said...

Sad, but true. I think I'll be using it too.

9/30/2007 01:59:00 PM  
Blogger Sapo said...

"Beware of the Blob! It creeps, and leaps, and glides and slides, across the floor, right through the door, and all around the wall. A splotch a blotch, be careful of the Blob!" --Hal David.

9/30/2007 05:19:00 PM  
Blogger Sapo said...

Run for your lives, the spineless Dems are coming!

Nothing can stop 'em!

9/30/2007 05:23:00 PM  
Blogger Blogging4Food said...


9/30/2007 06:28:00 PM  
Blogger Commander Zaius said...

Great postand like lextopia said:"sad but true". So much so that I'd really like to get drunk but I'm on call for the hospital and can't.

9/30/2007 06:48:00 PM  
Blogger Buckeye said...

I Love Randi Rhodes.

9/30/2007 08:26:00 PM  
Blogger Vigilante said...

C.W., So do I.

I also could fall in love with this guy, again.

10/03/2007 07:12:00 AM  
Blogger Stella by Starlight said...

Brilliant: "Spineless is better than evil." In other words, if I have to vote for Billary, I will. (She is a democrat, right? I'm not sure...)

10/04/2007 05:44:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...


Paul Wellstone was America's Robin Cook!

10/05/2007 06:19:00 PM  

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