Politics & Other Mistakes: Out of office

It’s only fitting the news media seem to have missed James J. Walsh’s death. Even when Walsh was alive, the rare instances when he attracted publicity never worked out too well for…

Politics & Other Mistakes: Bigger is better

You’ve seen those obnoxious TV ads for phony products promising “natural male enhancement.” Now, here’s something that does exactly the opposite. Introducing Legis-Limp, the wonder drug that gives your state House of…

Politics & Other Mistakes: Do it like we used to do

There’s a lot to be said for what opponents of same-sex nuptials call “traditional marriage.” According to historian Neil Rolde, testifying about Maine’s matrimonial heritage before a legislative committee last month, the…

Politics & Other Mistakes: Art for art’s sake

Apparently, I’m one of those artist-types. Except it’s not called artist anymore. That term is too, well… artsy-fartsy. It doesn’t adequately convey my critical importance to society. And in today’s difficult economy, conveying your importance…

Politics & Other Mistakes: One foot in the grave

Here’s who the Maine Republican Party should nominate for governor in 2010: A zombie. It doesn’t matter if it’s the monster-movie kind or the tiki-bar-cocktail kind. One is brain-dead. The other makes…

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