Friday, January 03, 2003

Looks like Molly Ivin's likes to collect quotes as well. Two of her selections stand out for me.
"The only kinds of fights worth fighting are those your are going to lose, because somebody has to fight them and lose and lose and lose until someday, somebody who believes as you do wins. In order for somebody to win an important, major fight 100 years hence, a lot of other people have got to be willing -- for the sheer fun and joy of it -- to go right ahead and fight, knowing you're going to lose. You mustn't feel like a martyr. You've got to enjoy it." -- I.F. Stone.
"The enemy is not conservatism. The enemy is not liberalism. The enemy is bullshit." -- Lars Erik Nelson.
The Democrats should take Stone's maxim to heart. They have been so afraid of losing for the last few years that they have lost the ability to win. And the second quote makes me remember how much I miss Nelson. His loss was truly a tragedy.


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