Saturday, September 05, 2009

While Rome burns

Gail Collins' "ghoulish" summer news quiz is amusing, with its reminiscences of people packing heat to town hall meetings, governors and state senators confessing to affairs and undergoing indictment for assaulting girlfriends, and demagogues screaming about death panels and babbling about dead fish. But it does make you wonder, however fleetingly, if we're in the last days of empire.

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