Friday, September 09, 2005


Another Worm Turns

Thomas Friedman has a "Network" moment.

An administration whose tax policy has been dominated by the toweringly selfish Grover Norquist — who has been quoted as saying: "I don't want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub" — doesn't have the instincts for this moment. Mr. Norquist is the only person about whom I would say this: I hope he owns property around the New Orleans levee that was never properly finished because of a lack of tax dollars. I hope his basement got flooded. And I hope that he was busy drowning government in his bathtub when the levee broke and that he had to wait for a U.S. Army helicopter to get out of town.

Tom Friedman doesn't so much need a "Network moment" as an "Exlax summer."

With Friedman, you have to take what manure-free moments as God is kind enough to provide.
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