Tag Archives: Politics as Theater

Abandoning Theater for Government

John McCain was never going to be president. The hard right in his party distrusted him, and probably found his choice of Sarah Palin to be his running mate rather pathetic. He was sucking up to them – they’d rather … Continue reading

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On Surviving High Drama

High drama is just tiresome – like listening to Celine Dion singing in one of her shows in Las Vegas. That woman always starts out emoting in fortissimo, forceful and intense, and then cranks it up to quadruple fortissimo and … Continue reading

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Hollywood for Ugly People

Sure, it is often said that Washington is a Hollywood for ugly people – politicians are all posturing self-obsessed drama queens. But come out and hang around Hollywood a bit and you’ll see – we have plenty of ugly people … Continue reading

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