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  •  The words of a Republican (12+ / 0-)

    It was after all Sen. Howard Baker (R-TN) that asked that question of Nixon, the moment that phrase entered the American political lexicon.

    But that was a different time, and our elite behaved in a different manner, they by and large did uphold their end of the unspoken compact that allows for the existence of elites, that they will manage the affairs of society dutifully and resppnsibly.  You just don't see much of that anymore, and it's not solely a partisan problem.  The failure of the Dems to uphold and enforce their constitutional oaths and remedies is every bit as wanton and derelict as the usurpations of the Bushies that warranted such action.  That now both parties are merrily heading down the path that political elites are forever immune to the rule, reach and penalty of law is death to the republic that Howard baker set aside his partisanship, and personal friendship with Nixon, to serve.

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    by ActivistGuy on Thu Dec 25, 2008 at 07:16:03 AM PST

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    •  It Was True, I Saw It (1+ / 0-)
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      Rec'd for finding the words to describe times that many here have never seen.

      But that was a different time, and our elite behaved in a different manner, they by and large did uphold their end of the unspoken compact that allows for the existence of elites, that they will manage the affairs of society dutifully and responsibly.  

      Joe Biden: Get up! Al Gore: Pray, and use your feet! Harriet Tubman: Keep going!

      by JG in MD on Thu Dec 25, 2008 at 08:41:45 AM PST

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