a committeeman’s lament…

what…you think this is nice and neat…all clean and tidy like…transparent…listen…somebody’s gotta get their hands dirty…there’s a price to be paid…you don’t get somethin’ for nothin’…all these do-gooders walkin’ ’round thinkin’ things just happen over night on a handshake…just not the way it is when you got somethin’ in the game…people get greedy…their own self-interest will destroy ’em eventually…but for right now give ’em what they want…Mrs. Yablomowitz wants an extra trash can…give it to her…Reverand Johnny Johnson of the baptist church in the neighborhood wants a fee paid for preachin’ the gospel on Sunday…pay the man…buy the guy a beer on election day and he’ll swing your way…so be it…what…you’re short a turkey on Thanksgiving…we’ll take care of it…i do you a favor…you do me a favor…that’s how things get done…’least that’s how it used to be done…used to be…can’t count on anybody any more…what…you want dough…everybody wants dough…afterall…this is america…everything can be bought …everything can be sold…including you…including you…

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