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Spare Change, Buddy?

4:15 PM -- "Change." It's the buzzword of the campaign season. Candidates love it. Pundits love it. Monkeys love it. Because, after all, it requires so little thought. In fact, being a rather value-neutral term, it doesn't really bear up very well under (what I like to call) thinking. They're all in favor of it -- nay, they exemplify it:

Mitt: "Americans are not looking for Washington insiders. They are looking for change, and change is what we are going to give them."

Hillary: “Together, we have presented the case for change and have made it absolutely clear that America needs a new beginning.”

Edwards: “Change is tomorrow and tomorrow begins today.”

Heraclitus: "You cannot step into the same stream twice."

Hucklebee: "Americans are looking for a change."

Ex-Richardson: "I love change."

McCain: "Change is coming."

Obama: "Change Rocks!"

Rudy: not so much.

W: "If I were running for office at this point, I'd be saying, 'Vote for me, I'm -- I'm gonna be an agent of change.' "

And you know he would.

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

Mad Ludwig 12/5/2012 | 3:50:00 PM
re: Spare Change, Buddy? Hillary is clearly the changiest candidate, judging by her ability to make "change" basically every other word out of her mouth.

"I want to make change, but I've already made change. I will continue to make change. I'm not just running on a promise of change, I'm running on 35 years of change. I'm running on having taken on the drug companies and the health insurance companies, taking on the oil companies. So, you know, I think it is clear that what we need is somebody who can deliver change. And we don't need to be raising the false hopes of our country about what can be delivered. The best way to know what change I will produce is to look at the changes that I've already made."

I for one am deeply appreciative of all the change she's made with the drug, insurance, and oil companies over the last 35 years. Can you imagine what it would be like to live in a country where those powers were still in charge? Spooky.
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