Column: An Aside

Column: An Aside

My wife and I live just a few blocks from George Washington's Mount Vernon home, on land that was once part of his estate. Most mornings, we go out onto the back porch, overlooking beautiful woods, and read the daily newspaper. (Won't tell you which one, lest we reveal our political leanings and alienate some valued readers of this newspaper.)

We like to think that, hundreds of years ago, George rode his horse (whose name, I think, was Romney), across the land we now live on.

I have scoured our property for tangible signs of that, such as ancient hoof prints or lumps of dried horsie "stuff", but to no avail. But, not unlike many of today's Congressional "decisions," the lack of facts is no reason to avoid making an important decision. I rest my case.