July 3, 2005

Mma Ramotswe on Government

"If the opposition would only stop arguing amongst themselves," the cousin went on, "they would win the election and get rid of the government. That would be a good thing, do you not think?"

"No," said Mma Ramotswe.

The cousin stared at her. "But it would be very different if we had a new government, "she said.

"Would it?" asked Mma Ramotswe. She was not a cynical woman, but she wondered whether one set of people who looked remarkably like another set of people would run things any differently.

Alexander McCall Smith, The Full Cupboard of Life, 2003, Page 29.

Seems a pretty good reason to eliminate 95% of what we call government.

Posted by Steve on July 3, 2005
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