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The Winds of Opportunity Sow the Seeds of Success

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Bill Nemitz , a Portland, Maine journalist -- along with one of our very own state senators -- recently described Maine Democrats as bunch of pansies. They might have a point, but keep in mind these colorful flowers are hardy and can survive freezing temperatures while in bloom.

November's election suffered a bad case of stem-rot, that common pansy sickness caused from fungus in unsterilized animal manure and campaign B.S. Symptoms include sudden collapse without warning. The GOP takeover of the Maine House of Representatives is but one example.

Luckily this disease can be easily treated with alcohol and a cold shower, two things Democrats tolerate extremely well.

We didn't make a big stink about the inexperienced friends and family of the Governor (also a fun-gi) being appointed to his cabinet. We are letting sleeping dogs lie while we brew up an ancient elixir sure to bring down the House. Bill Shakespeare wrote about this potent pansy potion in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

"The juice of it, on sleeping eyelids laid, will make a man or woman madly dote upon the next live creature that it sees."

After a long, cold winter Maine people will wake up and come out of their cave. They will be hungry for real food, and will delight in seeing colorful harbingers of spring. Blue skies and pansies everywhere.