Monday, December 5, 2011

Blumenthal's Twain coin legislation

In legislation quietly ignored by much of the media, in favor of a plan to probe regulations governing rental trucks, Sen. Dick Blumenthal took some time last week, in honor of the great writer's anniversary, to try and lobby Congress to put Mark Twain's face on a coin.

On Dec. 1, Blumenthal introduced  S. 1929: A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of Mark Twain.


Just so's you know, Connecticut's other senator, Joe Lieberman, co-sponsored the bill along with a smattering of Democrats, including New York's Charles Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand, and California's Barbara Boxer. A lone Republican signed on, too: Roy Blunt of MO.
The following quote from Mr. Sam Clemens might be apropos:

Some men worship rank, some worship heroes, some worship power, some worship God, & over these ideals they dispute & cannot unite--but they all worship money.
Or, perhaps, this one:

The new political gospel: public office is private graft.
Here's more from a coin collecting website that found the story interesting.

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