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.

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Tags: Carol Moseley Braun, Chicago, mayor, Rahm Emanuel, Wizard of Oz

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