An inexplicable series of panic attacks lately, like during that time John McCain was running for president and I did a bad thing to a truck with a Sharpie. I’m sorry for that now, a little. It was my socialism speaking, not me.
I attribute these most recent events to the fact that I have been living out of a suitcase the size of a baby rhinoceros since May. Ah, well. There are worse fates.
Just in case you need a reminder, Salon has compiled a slideshow of great achievements in American socialism.
Oh, and speaking of big gov’t, Texas’ came down on some UT guys yesterday during the Senate Committee on Finance Meeting. Apparently, the chairman and the CEO of UT’s investment management company thought it was completely appropriate to give UT execs million-dollar bonuses during, you know, the worst recession ever (and while tuition continues to rise). For once, they were publicly called out and, in a huffy yet glorious denouement, my third-favorite regent resigned. Robert Rowling, you will be missed.
So who’s to fill R.R.’s empty chair at the regent table? I nominate George Bush. Just kidding!