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We're All Republicans Now
July 9, 2003 |
I know you are now a Republican. But I wonder what has been the response of Democrats to your conversion? Do they feel betrayed, or have they tried to have you committed?
Gerald D. Bowden
Scotts Valley, California
Gerald, they're amused, I guess, but sometimes when I sing "We're All Republicans Now," there's loud cheering, as if they think it's a big joke. Or maybe they love the idea of becoming Republicans who do, after all, have more fun, being about 2% as earnest as Democrats and whose minds are closed in the most wonderful way. There is less debate in the Republican party than there is public nudity in Minnesota. And in unanimity, or apathy, or whatever you call it, there is a great degree of comfort, Lord knows.