Saturday, September 16, 2006

Caligula Had Something There

So Lincoln Chaffee will "represent" my party for another six years?

It got me thinking about Emperor Caligula and the racehorse he had made Senator.

Incitatus was wealthy, well-liked, well-groomed, well-spoken. He knew how to win a close one. He understood enemies are best struck down from behind and kicked while down, rather than outshouted.

Sounds like perfect Senate workhorse. Probably not what you'd want for top leadership, but a good fellow to have in harness on the tough committees.

Now we Americans, with our greater wisdom, would never put a horse in the Senate.

Well, not the whole horse anyhow.

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