"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

12.11.2006

release the crocodiles

"But Vaught, an Army veteran whose service included a tense stint as the de facto mayor of Fallujah, Iraq, said, 'If I can work with bickering tribal leaders when people are shooting at me, I can probably go to Austin and work with Republicans and Democrats and get things done.'"

I don't mean to be disrespectful concerning incoming State Representative Allen Vaught's military service, but the above quote makes it clear that Vaught doesn't have any idea what he's in for when the legislature goes into session in January. Bickering tribal leaders are probably reasonable adults who keep their word from time to time. And there are not, presumbably, any lawyers for the gambling industry in Fallujah, hiding in all the nooks and crannies of the capitol, just waiting to attack.

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