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Adventures in Politics – Analysis

May 29th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

Me and EdFrom Reflections of a Paralaytic:

Well, my internship at the State Capitol has come to an end. May 18 was the last day of session. The best I can tell people when they ask me what it was like working there is that it was interesting. I can’t say that I particularly enjoyed it or that I really liked what I saw while I was there. I had hoped, going in, that I would be able to see a positive side of politics but was a little let down.

It’s not that there aren’t good, honest legislators trying to get good legislation through. But I came to find out that much of politics really is the game that everyone thinks it is. It is about party loyalty, minority threats, compromises, who your friends are and, most importantly, what the Governor or the Speaker of the House does or does not want to go through and the Republicans are often no better than the Democrats. Read more…

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