Sunday, November 15, 2009

Same difference

An otherwise pointless article in the Baltimore Sun reiterates one thing that I completely agree with: there is very little difference between Democrats and Republicans. This is why we shouldn't be surprised when a seemingly odd couple like Warren Miller and Guy Guzzone team up to increase the profits for liquor store owners. Both parties are essentially identical, although the small differences do become a big deal on certain issues. I wish the two parties would fight much more so that they would be deadlocked and get less done. Most of what they do is detrimental to society, so a decrease in productivity is a great benefit.

The Sun article focused on the similarities of State Senator Alan Kittleman and State Delegate Guy Guzzone.

The two [Kittleman and Guzzone], who formerly served together on the Howard County Council, agreed at least 90 percent of the time, Kittleman said after an audience member asked if the rival politicians could fight less and cooperate more. It's just the 10 percent of disagreements that get all the publicity, he said. "There's nothing wrong with criticizing somebody. We're fine. We don't hate each other. We disagreed," Kittleman said. That's good for the final product, not bad.

"We have to work together," Guzzone agreed. "We have to balance the budget each year." Guzzone couldn't resist one more little zinger, though.

"Ninety percent of the time, you were right," he told Kittleman, to laughs.