June 2: On This Day

On 2 June 1835,           America’s great              showman, P.T. Barnum, took his circus on its first tour of the United States. It is appropriate to recall this event, because        today’s Great American    Circus, the Republican    Party, is now entertaining the nation with a group of clowns dressed up as Presidential candidates, including Michele           “Bubbles” Bachman, Rick “Skittles” Santorum,       “Jumbo” New Gingrich, “Zany” Mitt Romney, and, currently on her own tour, “Squeaky” Sarah Palin. Unfortunately, as amusing as all these Big Top follies might be, the joke is ultimately on America, because far too many voters believe that these ambitious buffoons are actually intelligent, well-informed public servants with the best interests of our country at heart, rather than self-serving bozos who change their political rhetoric about as easily and as often as other clowns change their makeup.
As P.T. Barnum is reputed to have said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.”

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