Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sequel to Tommy Douglas’s story about the mice and the cats


A little political tangent:

Remember Tommy Douglas’s story about the mice who kept electing cats to rule them? They kept switching between black cats and white cats. Until in a little place called Nova Scotia they finally elected mice to govern them. These governing mice were so concerned about re-election that instead of looking after their mice citizens as well as they could have, they began dressing up and pretending to be cats, so that they could be assured of keeping the “cat” vote (remember, this is a land of mice). Finally the mice had to go to the polls again, and by this time they were so confused by the dressed up mice, who were neither mice nor cats, that they returned to what they recognized, and elected cats again.