Mem’ries, Like the corners of my mind……

From Scout:

Misty water-colored memories

Of the way we were……

Can it be that it was all so simple then?

Or has time re-written every line?

Jack, be nimble (from US News & World Report March 25, 2002)

It’s being dubbed the “battle of the Republican uber-lobbyists,” pitting Haley Barbour, once the face of the GOP, and quiet Jack Abramoff, his biggest competitor. The jockeying for the top spot kicked into high gear this month when Abramoff helped open the posh Signatures restaurant, down the street from Barbour & Co.’s Caucus Room. This place is hot–and booked with GOP fundraisers. And he’s already planning another restaurant, a kosher place, called Archives. Also, Abramoff’s lobbying team just beat Barbour’s over an Indian casino issue in Louisiana. What’s more, he’s a big pal of Rep. Tom DeLay, the likely next House majority leader. “He’s the face of the new generation,” says an ally.

If we had the chance to do it all again

Tell me, would we? could we?

Mem’ries, may be beautiful and yet

What’s too painful to remember

We simply choose to forget

So it’s the laughter

We will remember

Whenever we remember…

The way we were…

The way we were…

AND Now…….

Haley’s Storm…..

and Jack’s (Do read)

and Tom’s