January 21, 2011

Quote of the Day

Jack Shafer, in his post-Tuscon column that I just got to in the pile this week:

"The great miracle of American politics is that although it can tend toward the cutthroat and thuggish, it is almost devoid of genuine violence outside of a few scuffles and busted lips now and again. With the exception of Saturday's slaughter, I'd wager that in the last 30 years there have been more acts of physical violence in the stands at Philadelphia Eagles home games than in American politics."
I'd say all the talk about the need for civility, to bring down the temperature, and "change the climate" applies even more to NFC East football fandom than to politics.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 21, 2011 03:05 PM
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