16 November 2006

the Dying of the Light

As I watch Governor Murkowski hold press conference after press conference, release the fiscal interest findings on the gas pipeline deal, call the legislature into special session, travel to Asia, and generally do everything he possibly can to remind us of what he failed to do during his term in office, I am reminded of Dylan Thomas' words:

Do not go gentle into that good night
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light
One of my favorite lines from another stanza is "Though wise men at their end know dark is right." The governor just clearly can't see that he needs to embrace his lame-duckedness. "Raving" it is. The news flow is stronger for it.

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