There’s only one possible explanation for everything: Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington) says the reason Osama is so popular worldwide is that he’s into day care centers. In the meantime, the reason “[t]here are crises in every one of our schools in this country” is that there’s not enough Federal money to go around.
Where does this kind of statement come from? Is it a Pacific Northwest thing? A women-in-politics thing? An American everybody-must-be-just-like-me thing? Whatever the answer, the statement adds to the impression that the incapacity for self-government the current system fosters can’t be restricted to the populace but seeps into the highest government positions.