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Old July 1 2013, 12:46 PM   #159
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Re: House of Cards (Netflix)

Tried watching the Spacey version. FU supposedly placed the new Secretary of State by planting a news story. I couldn't believe there wouldn't be more politicos doing exactly the same thing. Nor could I believe that the President/Chief of Staff would pay any attention to the news on this. Nor could I believe that FU was the only one who knew about Russo's problems.

In England, the Speaker of the House is by our standards a ceremonial position, expected to be conducted nonpartisan. The Whip is therefore in many respects number two man in a much more hierarchical party organization where the leadership is more like the boss. US parties are more like franchising corporations, selling a brand name to independently owned and operated (political) businesses.

And, a national teachers' strike? Called by the one political lobbyist for AFT and NEA? Lurid twaddle.

Got too boring for words. When I found out that Raines was available on Hulu Plus, I was done.
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