Friday, May 07, 2004

No Herbert Clark Harper please

While reading Gene Smith's The Shattered Dream, I found an interesting quote:

"We in America today are nearer to the final triumph over poverty that ever before in the history of any land. The poorhouse is vanishing from among us. We have not yet reached the goal, but, given a chance to go forward with the policies of the last eight years , we shall soon with the help of God be in sight of the day when poverty will be banished from this nation."

--Herbert Hoover, accepting the Republican nomination for President, August 11, 1928.

This leads me to suggest to Stephen Harper that he be careful with his promises in the upcoming election. Cleaning up the Stygian mess left by the Liberals will take several terms, so Mr. Harper should dream big without talking big.