Tuesday, June 22, 2010

He has a secret plan to end the war, too

There are advantages to being, well, older. Not many, but there are a few. Like remembering another stonewalling politician from a generation ago, but I’ll get to that in a moment.

In recent days, Stonewall Emmer has whined about the media asking him pesky questions about the state’s budget and the big deficit we face. Not gonna go there, says Stonewall. I’m not running for State Accountant.

This presents two possibilities: Stonewall has no idea what to do with the budget, or he does, and he knows that people aren’t going to like it.

It puts me in mind of Richard Nixon in advance of the 1968 election when he said he had a secret plan to end the Vietnam war, but that he couldn’t tell us what it was. The Vietnam war dragged on for several more years after Nixon was elected; he really didn’t have much of a plan to end it. What he did plan to do, though, was try to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail by an illegal bombing campaign in Cambodia that played a role in the rise of Khmer Rouge.

The nickname “Stonewall” is revealing itself as more and more inspired all the time.

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