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Metaphor: Government As Hell

You know what's really cool? A New York Times columnist drawing a connection between current government follies and an old episode of Kolchak: The Night Stalker:


...in one memorable episode, Kolchak was confronted by a politician who sold his soul to the devil in order to win a seat in the State Senate.

When I first saw this particular program, coyly titled “The Devil’s Platform,” I was covering a real-life State Legislature in Connecticut. My first thought was that accepting eternal damnation in return for a career as a state senator was a little like swapping your house for a pair of socks.

But lately I am beginning to wonder if, in our troubled times, being in a Senate — any Senate — actually is hell.


Go read Op-Ed: The Devil Made Me Do It by Gail Collins.

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