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Opinion

October 8, 2012

A dearth of superlatives and other matters

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When listening to or viewing the political tohuwabohu, we are usually tickled when someone from the party we don’t like says something, which is turned back upon him. He has blown himself up with his own bomb. As Hamlet says, “For ‘tis the sport to have the engineer hoist by his own petard.” Don’t breach the peace in your excitement, though, or you might end up like someone I just read about, “sentenced to two months in the Lawrence Superior Court.” Meanwhile, send me a petard (only metaphorical, please.)

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Jonathan Wells of Newbury can be con Jon3sticks@gmail.com.

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