Last week's line of the week was a tough call because there was a lot going on & the pundits had their "A" game going. Be that as it may, I decided to give to the Washington Post's Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Eugene Robinson for his crisp, "it says it all," comment about Senate candidate Rand Paul. To refresh your memory, Paul is running for a Senate seat from the state of Kentucky & is the first successful Tea Party candidate. In several interviews, Paul got himself in hot water by criticizing the civil rights legislation stating that businesses cannot discriminate. For Paul, an advocate of private enterprise, a private business should have 100% control period. Like much Libertarian philosophy, it sounds fair on paper but translates poorly in the real world. Trying to dig himself out of a negative PR hole, he managed to get in more trouble by asserting that there's a plan in place to make Canada, the US, & Mexico one country. He then noted that care is needed in terms of how you talk about things or "they'll paint you as a nut." In what may be the summary line of the year, Robinson simply said:
"...Very little paint is needed...."
In tennis terms, that's sort of the equivalent to "game, set, match!"