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Plutoed Conservatism

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

There used to be a small planet at the edge of our solar system named Pluto. I say used to be because the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union pulled its membership. They decided that Pluto no longer met their planet making requirements. But all is not lost. From this act, a new word has sprung into the American lexicon: "pluto", which means "to demote or devalue someone or something."
Which reminds me of what Republican governors are doing to the conservative position on universal healthcare. First, it was Massachusetts Republican Governor Mitt Romney. Now we see California Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger supporting state-sponsored universal healthcare. Why are Republican governors turning on their conservative Republican base which has always opposed the socialistic idea of nanny-state healthcare for all. Is it because Republicans and Democrats are really all the same? This author thinks so.
So, for my first-ever use of the newly-minted word "pluto": Republican governors are really plutoing their conservative ideology with regard to state-sponsored universal healthcare.


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