THE STUFFING OF DREAMS

I've been avoiding comment on the stuffed-gopher museum in Torrington, Alberta. At first I tried to cover up my silence with a little bluster. "When presidential candidates start talking about the long-term effects of unchecked entitlement programs," I said to my wife, "I'll start talking about the stuffed-gopher museum in Torrington, Alberta."

Then Dick Lamm entered the race, in a manner of speaking, and started talking about the long-term effects of unchecked entitlement programs. "It isn't necessary to comment on every new museum that comes along," I said. "You don't see Bob Dole at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame."

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