Friday, November 24, 2006


Amid all the mid-term hoopla, I missed out on Bernie Sander's election to the Senate. I don't know much about him, but what I've seen I've liked. He gave a great speech a couple of years ago during the House's hearings on steroid use in pro sports, in which he lamented our cheating culture. Now, as he prepares to join the House of Lords, he gives some good words to Mother Jones:
I want to focus on an issue that is almost never talked about on the floor — that is the power of big money. What are the moral implications? What do these people do when they have tremendous amounts of money? They use that money to perpetuate their own wealth and their own power. Every day, Congress works on behalf of big-money interests.

So, what is he?
You can call me anything you want. I won with the label "Independent" next to my name. If you ask me, "Are you an independent democratic socialist?" — yes, I am. But then we have to talk about what that means.

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