It’s the Wars Sweetie


What issues are important to you this election year?–a recent MPR talk show host asked. “Jobs” and “the economy” repeated a flurry of inquirants. So I was moved to call-in.

What’s your question, asked the screener? What about the wars, I said. That’s where the economy and the jobs are.

That’s not really–


She promised “to pass along your suggestion” and thanked me. The elephant in the living room rolled over and snorted. Only two-percent of the electorate thinks the wars are important according to some poll. O, the curse of getting the government you deserve.