Saturday, September 08, 2007

A twist on language and politics

I happened to see a Democratic representative from the Wisconsin assembly yesterday, one who's serving now on the committee working to resolve the insane budget disputes here, including a barely survivable budget for higher education versus one with draconian cuts in higher ed. I had a chance to speak to him briefly and ask how it was going. He said:
Well, when you have one budget that's in English and another one that's in Sanskrit, you've got a problem.
Sadly, I didn't have a chance to explain to him that Wisconsin is one of few public universities where he could actually get help on that. But that won't last forever.

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