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Friday, April 17, 2009

Hawkeye Review: The eleventh hour...

Excerpted from this post at Hawkeye Review

I have a lot of friends in the Iowa Legislature. I like them. I admire
their dedication. But like a novice skier nearing the end of a
double-black ski run, this session now begs the question, "Will they
actually make it to the end, or crash and be hauled off the course on
a stretcher?" I'm speaking of the mad rush to accomplish
something... anything. They act as if they have not. I happen to think
that a balanced budget is something to cheer, as is disaster relief
(loud cheers from me, as the President of Corridor Recovery). But now
we near the end. Human nature is strong to believe wrongly this truth:
The eleventh hour propels otherwise rational people into thinking that
action is always better than inaction.

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