Frank Rizzo famously said, "A liberal is a conservative who hasn't been mugged yet."

Well, the thought occurred to me, as I watched Gov. Chris Christie and other conservative governors deal with the effects of Hurricane Irene, that a small-government conservative is just a big-government liberal who hasn't needed federal help in an emergency yet.

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I guess all those tax dollars, that big evil federal government and even some good-old deficit spending are good for something, huh?




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