Politics Political Speak
Last week I got a newsletter from my state senator, Adam Kline. While political newsletters customarily contain the usual… committee work, improving services, etc., Kline has a tendency to be a little more, um, straightforward. In his discussion about the NASCAR Racetrack he had this to say:
Viewed as an economic development project, the cost to the taxpayers in cash alone is too high. In other respects, the cost is even greater. Auto-racing is a destructive enterprise, involving gas-hogs racing around a track in a kind of cult-worship for testosterone-poisoned young men. Unlike real sports (football, baseball, basketball, soccer) it involves no physical exertion, and no talent that isn’t destructive when applied off the track.