Thursday, October 12, 2006

McCourt for Governor of New York

From an interview with Malachy McCourt, Green Party candidate for governor of New York, by Clyde Haberman in the Oct. 10 New York Times:

"The inculcation of fear is the essence of American politics," Mr. McCourt said. "Fear and the evil of your opponents -- what awful, dreadful, less-than-human beings they are, until elected. Then they say, 'We have to get behind them.'"