Thursday, May 16, 2013

I Feel A Case Of The 1970s Coming On

The 2014 election is still over 18 months in the future although one wouldn't know it from reading blog posts about the South Dakota Senate race to occupy the seat currently held by Tim Johnson. Most eyes might be looking toward the future, but I feel as if we're being taken back to the 1970s, which the Statler Brothers noted were ten years of reruns.

In Washington, the word "impeachment" is floating through the political air. Reporters and the Justice Department are arguing about leaks and demands for records. People are being fired because supposedly neutral government agencies have been politicized.

Then, there's this Stu Rothenberg paragraph:
I remember Weiland, and he wasn’t a bad candidate. But that’s not the same thing as saying that he has Herseth Sandlin’s demonstrated skills or Brendan Johnson’s obvious asset (his family name) in a general election, especially during a midterm election with Barack Obama in the White House.
It is the assertion that Johnson's most "obvious asset" is his family name that made me smile as I recalled this scene from 1974's Blazing Saddles:

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