11 September 2007

Medieval Times

No, that's not a newspaper, though it ought to be. Here's a quote from Joe Klein in Time Magazine that I wrote down months ago on a slip of paper. Found the slip of paper.

The House of Bush is a more elaborate feudal operation. There is a medieval quality to eternal advisers like Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfield, Andrew Card, Karl Rove, Condoleeza Rice. You can picture them in velvet robes, whispering in the prince's ear, in a 15th century Venetian tableau. Their loyalty to the family is impeccable, which is what matters most to the Prince - more than the national interest, in some cases.

This is giving Medieval a bad rap - you will notice that his Venetian example is Renaissance if not Early Modern.

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