Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Food Stamp Party 'Doth Protest Too Much'

There is a famous line from Hamlet: “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”

In Shakespeare’s play, Queen Gertrude is referring to what she believes are overwrought vows from a Queen pledging fidelity to her King.

In modern times, the phrase has come to signify the tendency of a guilty party to so passionately insist on their innocence that they suggest their guilt.

Last week, this newsletter highlighted a memo I sent to candidates across the country suggesting the closing argument for the 2010 campaign be a choice between the Democratic Party of food stamps and the Republican Party of paychecks.

Watching Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats’ reaction to that memo, one couldn’t help but think “the lady doth protest too much.”

More food stamps or more paychecks? The choice for America November 2nd

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