Monday, January 30, 2006

Some words of wisdom from Mark Twain

Chad Goldberg passes along a characteristically pointed formulation by Mark Twain that he recently happened to encounter:
"People seem to think they are citizens of the Republican Party and that that is patriotism and sufficiently good patriotism. I prefer to be a citizen of the United States." (Mark Twain, 1884)
"Sadly," Chad comments, "I'm afraid Twain's wry observation may be apt once again." Hard to disagree with that. --Jeff Weintraub