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From: "alt.politics.bush" <thomasw540@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 02:04:18 −0800 (PST)
24 January 2008
I'm listening to Inside Washington talk about the NY Times story
about McCain. I happen to know a little bit about Alkade and Fay and
they are a first rate lobbying enterprise. This woman did everything
you are supposed to do as a legitimate lobbyist and came in the front
door and brought the parties together and that's all she could do.
Congress couldn't do it's job without K Street: I mean, if you are
serious about the Market Place of Ideas, K Street is what it looks
like and Alkade and Fay is how honest palaver occurs. My complaint
about DeLay's K Street Project wasn't that he was trying to corner the
market on ideas, its that he was trying to define the market, itself.
It is a principle of conservatism to stack the deck and sex up the
intelligence. But if you are serious about change, you have to
understand how things are working, now, and what doesn't need fixing.
Alkade and Fay, as a proxy for the majority of legitimate lobbyists on
K Street, ain't broke and what they do is one of the things that's not
broke in Washington.
If McCain had been Charley Wilson, it would have seemed unnatural if
they weren't having sex. First of all, Charley Wilson was bachelor
most of his public career and, secondly, he was a Democrat with
military service. Democrats have significantly different norms
regarding recreational sex: I mean, the difference between McCain and
Wilson is the difference between Tail Hook and élan of Houston, Dallas
and K Street.
The significant fact to me in this story is that it illustrates how
male penis envy pervades any culture organized around the principles
of conservatism. The McCain campaign, at that time, consisted of 2
distinct cultural coalitions: the Fascist true believers who expect
perfect ideological conformity in their candidate a