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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

As a general rule Americans don't trust politicians. In fact I dare say that most Americans would only talk to a politician as they would a used car salesman, that is, with one hand over their wallets. Of course this mistrust is the result of countless lies, halftruths, mischaracterizations, fibs and other manner of stretching the truth some. Now many of you are asking why I bring this up, after all it's well known that politicians are somewhat tone deaf when it comes to the truth, party loyalties and personal interests being what they are. I bring it up because as an observer of human nature and the political scene, it is my experience that when it comes to pathological liars, the democrats have us beat.

It wasn't a decade ago that I sat and watched a democrat, IMPEACHED ex-president Clinton look me and millions of other Americans in the eye, waggle that finger of his and proclaim that he had not had sex with that woman! A statement that was demonstrably false and which Mr. Clinton knew without doubt to be false. Fast forward to May of this year. There I am, minding my own bidness at a conference in Washington D.C. Addressing the group was none other than democratic Senator Joe Biden of Delaware. I'm fully prepared to give Senator Biden credit for being an engaging speaker. He held the group enthralled and to his credit, he has been a supporter of law enforcement for many years. One of our number asked the Senator when he was going to run for President. Remember, this was a scant month ago. Senator Biden replied that he would never put himself through that again and that he would need a lobotomy to run for president. Six weeks later and he announces his intent to run in 2008.

Whatever happened to straight talk? Even being generous and stating that these are nothing more than instances of politicos being disingenuous while playing the game. The problem is that the game is conducted in a language no one outside the Washington beltway seems to understand. Ok maybe thats a bit overdone. I'm certain the language is perfectly understood in the corridors of power in all 50 state capitols as well.

In any event thats enough sniveling on my part about the state of politics in this Republic of ours. I'm heading across the front line and deep into enemy territory today. Es el cumpleano de mi madre....OCHENTA!! Should be quite the fiesta. Being in the Bay of course there will be seafood consumed. Speaking of seafood, it's summer and nothing comes off the grill like steak and shrimp or crabs or oysters or scallops. You get the point. The trouble is often deciding what to pair them up with. Well here is a favorite side dish of mine that is equally at home beside seafood or beef...dill roasted potatoes. This dish is so easy it's criminal.

Allow about 1 medium to large potato per person.

Preheat your over to 400 degrees

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil

Using either Yukon Gold or White Potatoes scrub them and then quarter them. If the quarters are large, you can halve them.

Coat the potatoes evenly now with olive oil

Season the potatoes with fresh cracked black pepper and kosher salt to taste.

Lastly, for 3-4 potatoes, sprinkle 1/2 tsp of dry dill weed over the potatoes.

Place the baking sheet in the oven on the middle rack or lower and roast for 35-40 minutes. I tell you, these potatoes will melt in your mouth! Now good eatin' on ya and I'll get back to you when I return from enemy territory.

Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2010
cyber-Congressman, R-Reno
Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and 2 SUV Family


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