Last November when there was an election going on I received a call from a woman who informed me that she represented the Tea Party. "This is going to be an interesting conversation," I chuckled, and when she asked why, I confessed I was pretty much a "Yellow Dog Democrat." She asked what that meant and I told her it's someone who's such a partisan that if the Democrats ran a yellow dog for an office, he'd vote for the dog. She was shocked. "You mean you support Barak Obama?" she managed to choke out. I responded by asking her if she'd ever in her life voted for a Democrat. 'NO!" she replied, horrified at the impossibility. "Then you're a Yellow Dog Republican," I informed her. She hung up.
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I've recently become fascinated by—of all things—quantum mechanics and string theory, and was therefore much amused at David Javerbaum's NY Times column of March 31st entitled "A Quantum Theory of Mitt Romney." Here are two excepts:
Moreover, Mitt doesn't seem like a good fit with the more fanatical elements in the Republican party (who likely don't know that his real first name is "Willard"):
Summing up, Mitt Romney was the best of the Republican candidates in the brutal primary season now closing, being the only survivor in the circular firing squad. And, flaws and all, he might not be a bad president.
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