Stevieslaw: Herbal Tea
I hadn’t seen Arnold Slanzky in years. The last I had heard he was working toward a doctorate in Public Health with a thesis that purported to show that the pets of the top 1% had much better access to health care than did Americans earning less than $50,000 a year. They had generally better outcomes as well.
I was surprised to see then, as Smokey and I drove through Southern Ohio, Arnie’s picture plastered on billboards every few miles. It had his portrait---a smiling face on a balding head---with the boldly lettered statement, “Throw off the Yolk of Big Government.” My old ultra-liberal friend Arnie was apparently running for Congress as a Tea Party Candidate with bad spelling.
We gave him a call and got to meet him for lunch at the local Dennys---his new favorite restaurant. After we had caught up a bit, I asked him about his candidacy.
“I was teaching and doing some research at a University,“ he said. Read more »