The Wizard of Oz Political Style
Carol Moseley Braun, running for Mayor of Chicago, gave a very succinct explanation — for a politician, positively threadbare — of how once-independent cities and states have been so airily irresponsible that their only hope lies in moving back in with dad and hoping he leaves his wallet in the back pocket of his pants when he goes to bed. Where did they ever get the idea they could behave in such a fashion?
Here’s a hint.
Carol Moseley Braun echoed a similar theme.
“Today’s decision is a major milestone for our campaign,” she said. “But the decision doesn’t make one neighborhood safer, one senior more secure, one child better educated, or give one unemployed person a job.”
You probably remember the video of a woman joyously proclaiming
I won’t have to worry about putting gas in my car. I won’t have to worry about paying my mortgage!
You may have thought that silly but now you know she wasn’t kidding. And if she moves to Chicago she won’t have to keep an eye out for what’s going on in her neighborhood, or plan for her old age, or be involved with her children’s school, and she won’t even have to type a resume and set out early to pound the pavement to find employment. Carol Mosely Braun has her covered. Vote for Carol Mosely Braun and she’ll probably take care of the gas thing. Oh, what the heck! The mortgage thing, too.
The quote above came from this article, but I assure you the statement quoted was the most interesting part.