Thursday, March 10, 2005


Populist, n. A fossil patriot of the early agricultural period, found in the old red soapstone underlying Kansas; characterized by an uncommon spread of ear, which some naturalists contend gave him power of flight, though professors Morse and Whitney, pursuing independent lines of thought, have ingeniously pointed out that had he possessed it he would have gone elsewhere. In the picturesque speech of his period, some fragments of which have come down to us, he was known as "The Matter with Kansas."

2005 Update: One who ventures to govern, tax, regulate and confine the common people without detectable spite.


Michael K. Willis said...

So Governor Arnold really IS a populist just like he's been saying since he first hit the campaign trail??? Wow, who'd a'thunk it?

Doug said...

You betcha. Don't let the private plane, fleet of hummers, cigar afficianado covers and Kennedy wife fool you. By the way, I was a poor, black child in Illinois also. Well, not really black.

Gindy said...

Interesting site.