The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

And Let Me Add, ‘Roll, Tide!’

Posted on | December 1, 2010 | 3 Comments

Bemoaning the likelihood that Republicans will win their current battle with Democrats over extending the Bush tax cuts, progressive blogger David Kurtz reaches for an interesting analogy:

It reminds me of the line attributed to the old football coach Bum Phillips, speaking about the legendary Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant: “He can take his’n and beat your’n and take your’n and beat his’n.” Translated: He could beat you with his players then turn around and beat you with your players.

To quote a certain resident of Knoxville, “Heh.”

While I’m unwilling to attribute Bryant-esque strategic brilliance to GOP congressional leaders, it’s certainly pleasant to seeĀ liberals as demoralized as Tennessee fans on the Third Saturday in October — 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 . . .


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