If our 1-party-controlled Massachusetts Legislature were to choose an animal mascot, I would suggest the cockroach. All of the characteristics listed above are fitting. As the Globe reports:
State lawmakers voted this afternoon to put off a debate on gay marriage until Nov. 9, two days after the general election.
A true profile in courage, and one worthy of a cockroach. Perhaps a rising rep on Beacon Hill can get a Pulitzer by publishing a book entitled 'Profiles in Cowardice'.
The Globe story also contains a quote from a same-sex marriage supporter that is simply delicious as an example of smug self-satisfaction and moral superiority:
“I think this is the civil rights issue of our time," said Mea Geizhals, 19, of Mission Hill who arrived at 6:30 a.m. "It's nice to be a part of a movement that feels very pure.”
No doubt both Mea and many