Shock And Awe

Democrats in Washington are reacting with amazement that the freshman Republicans are refusing to take the usual bribes (code word “negotiate”) and instead are representing the voters that elected them. This may not last, but it is an encouraging sign that democracy may not be totally dead. Vote buying and selling has become so ingrained that it is incomprehensible to the money-rotted incumbents that anyone would choose not to monetize their “thing” – as Blagojevich would put it.

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