Summer Stock and Tea Parties
This week’s bunch of fresh cut flowers are Matthiola Incana, commonly known as Hoary or Ten Weeks Stock, which seems analogous to our current congressional participants (across both the upper and lower houses), a ill-mannered lot whose remarkable amateurish performance suggests hopeful actors attending the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine, where they could apprentice (paying $150 for the summer) to learn their craft and observe—and possibly work with—professionals.
Is this the best our country can offer in the way of representation?
“My best way of thanking voters was by making their interests my own and doing everything that lies in my little power, for the honor and welfare of the country.”
George Washington 1758