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Monday, January 12, 2009

The Republican Lesson from Horton the Elephant

Dr. Seuss created Horton the Elephant, one of his memorable cast of zany characters that populated his children's books. In 1940, he wrote "Horton Hatches the Egg." In his story, Horton agrees to sit on the nest of a bird who leaves for what turns out to be a loooong time. Horton has various misadventures while he steadfastly keeps his word and stays on the nest. From that story, comes a famous (to those of us who were children of the 50's and 60's) quote,
"I meant what I said, and I said what I meant, an elephant's faithful 100 percent."

The Republican party should take a page from Horton's playbook in its rebuilding process. We need to CLEARLY state what our values and principles are (something we have failed to do). We need to, then, STAND UP for these values and principles WITHOUT COMPROMISE (something that we have also failed to do in a spirit of politically correctness). We need conservative leaders who will, like Horton, say what they mean and mean what they say and never waver from their position.


  1. Absolutely!!! I just wonder if a new party is necessary, an actual Conservative party, yet I would also love to see the Republican party rebuilt and get rid of those who are not really conservatives.

  2. Oh, if only. Somehow I think it sounds more like a fairy tale ... Short of a complete overhaul, I don't think any of them have the cahoneys to do it.