Friday, December 01, 2006

Hopeful Note

"Self-interest has intersected with reality," said Limerick, chair of the board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado at Boulder. "To have open spaces and nice places, people realize, they cannot be a bunch of individuals pursuing self-indulgence. They have to act collectively."

I keep getting drawn back to Senators Elect John Tester (D-MT) and Jim Webb (D-VA). They both had counts ending several days after the election. They are both economic populists who seem hellbent on speaking for the average American rather than the corporations. Tester is an organic farmer, for cryin' out loud. Montana 2006 elected an organic farmer to the Senate.

I basically like what I hear coming out of the American West these days:
"Folks don't want a whole lot of government, but they want things like clean water, and they want us to be careful," Jon Tester, the Democratic senator-elect from Montana, said in an interview before the election.

This goes back to the Libertarian Democrat concept. We'll see if it comes to the fore in the new Congress, and if so we can see how well it works.

By the way, if you do check the link above going back to June on Nettertainment, you'll see the first post co-starring Tester and Webb.

And they both won.

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