Thursday, February 05, 2004

Political cows 

In the process of avoiding work I've rediscovered one of my first introductions to politics - classifying political regimes and positions according to the fortunes of two cows...

I hadn't realised how many versions there were of this, though my favourite and one of the most complete is linked above, since it actually seems fairly accurate in most instances. That one may well be English in origin, but this is obviously American:

"DEMOCRAT: You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. You feel guilty for being successful. You vote people into office who put a tax on your cows, forcing you to sell one to raise money to pay the tax. The people you voted for then take the tax money, buy a cow and give it to your neighbor. You feel righteous. Barbara Streisand sings for you.

REPUBLICAN: You have two cows. You neighbor has none. So?"

On the US politics score: Like Harry, I'm not finding the US primaries very exciting at the moment, but he expresses it better than I could...

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