by Charles Lemos, Wed Jan 07, 2009 at 04:27:29 PM EST
I am just a poor boy, though my story is seldom told.
I have squandered my resistance,
For a pocketful of mumbles, such are promises.
All lies and jest.
Still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest . . .
In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade,
And he carries the reminders of every glove that laid him down,
Or cut him 'til he cried out in his anger and his shame,
"I am leaving, I am leaving."
But the fighter still remains.
Who knew that Paul Simon was talking about Senator Harry Reid, our former pugilist turned Majority Leader? For heaven's sake, Harry pick your fights better. This fight over Roland Burris is over. Behind on points and cut about the eye, it's a TKO in the second round.
Jane Hamsher has the rest of this sad tale over at Firedoglake. Otherwise, an open thread.