The Rocky Mountain News makes a great point today: the use of the word evil is being tossed about quite casually these days.
The Rocky mentioned remarks by Colorado’s Democrat Speaker Andrew Romanoff to a reporter that the most rewarding jobs he has had “were the ones where you got up in the morning to do good and fight evil.” (The quote comes from this story here, a very long profile of Romanoff. Consider yourself warned.)
Either Romanoff doesn’t find his current job very rewarding, or he believes his legislative leadership position is fixed on fighting evil. Evil budget deficit? Evil Republicans?
Hopefully, he wasn’t taking cues from the Democratic National Committee’s new chairman Howard Dean, who made his recent infamous remarks in Lawrence, Kansas, about “evil” conservative Republicans.
All my impressions of Romanoff don’t place him as a member of the Michael Moore-Howard Dean-type Tinfoil Hat Crusaders. There probably is a far better explanation.
I could believe that he’s taking his legislative job just a bit too seriously. A breath of “real world” fresh air could help the Speaker see that Coloradans are not too keen on his major tax-and-spend proposal. Only 37 percent supported his plan in the recent Denver Chamber of Commerce poll, after all.