Lincoln Making Sausage, Not Art.
It has been said that making law is like making sausage- even if you like it, you don't want to see how it is made. We were gratified to read in this Jon Kupra piece that Senator Blanche Lincoln has finally realized that the "No Child Left Behind" program is deeply flawed. She says it needs "changes", we still say it needs to be repealed, but she is getting closer.
After Lincoln gave a long list of complaints about the program someone must have asked her why she originally supported it if it was so bad. She said, “No Child Left Behind was not a work of art, and I didn’t go to Washington to create a work of art,” Lincoln said. “I went to Washington on your behalf to create a work in progress.”
Is "I made a mistake" not in the Washington lexicon? Creating a "work in progress"? More like making sausage.