Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Of this...and that

Megan McArdle dubs the winning formula below politics in one easy sentence:

"He's a great speaker ... and I know he likes coal."  West Virginia resident Larry Jones on why Governor Joe Manchin would be the best pick to fill the senate seat left vacant by the death of Robert Byrd. 
 Why does that remind me of a 4-year-old's take on Easter, approvingly cited by C.S. Lewis:

Chocolate eggs and Jesus risen
 Or the plaintive wish of  a mental health patient once under my wife's care:

All I want is a husband and a ballet outfit.
 Something about the yoking of two apparently dissimilar desiderata that somehow go together....

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