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Jan 3, 2008

Is Daniel Webster in Iowa tonight?

"...There is no nation on earth powerful enough to accomplish our overthrow...

Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence, I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men, and become the instruments of their own undoing."

Daniel Webster, June 1, 1837

Thanks for above quote to: Information Clearing House

Hopefully Daniel may rest easy tonight for Iowans are not of that ilk as they make our First Decisions this evening. Yet "dupes of designing men" has become the definition of politics, that system of organized hatreds.

And on a lighter note, here is a little political cat rhymery in honor of the occasion, with prediction thrown in...compliments of Lim the Cat!

'Iowa' as meowed by Lim the Cat

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