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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Scurrying politicians
Question of the Day
The activities in Washington remind me of an anthill. Each day, the ants labor to collect foodstuffs for their queen, at times returning to the hill with objects three times their size. While going up or down the hill, they recognize fellow workers by touching antennae. However, when they meet a foreign body, they scurry frantically up the hill to prepare for battle.
In Washington, the political workers labor to bring acceptable information to the president, at times with more than they can comfortably sponsor. While maneuvering on Capitol Hill, like-minded representatives may meet, but when opposition comes along, they scurry to their chambers to prepare for a war of words.
How similar their behavior is to that of ants, yet sadly, ants achieve far more.
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