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Viewpoint - January 31, 2018

Letter: Dung and pony show

Congressional Republicans remind me of the boy in the joke about the eternally and pathologically optimistic little boy whose parents decided to break him of his irrational optimism by dumping a load of horse dung in his bedroom for his birthday. The boy wanted a pony badly. When he came home from school his parents took him up to his room to see his present and were horrified when, upon finding the pile, their son jumped for joy, dove into it, and begin throwing it around the room gleefully.

When asked why he was happy with the pile, the little boy shouted, "With all this horse dung there must be a pony in here somewhere."

Pony, indeed. It will take 40 years to clean up the mess.

Don Barnby Spruce Avenue, Menlo Park


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