When Scott Walker announced his candidacy for president in July of this year, labor supporters across the country collectively groaned that the thought that anyone at all would consider voting for the anti-worker, Koch brothers puppet. Richard Trumka, the president of the AFL-CIO put out a press release with just six words:
Scott Walker is a national disgrace.
Yesterday, Scott Walker announced he is dropping out of the race having polled exactly 0% in a national poll released the past Sunday. Richard Trumka released a second press release, this one with ten words:
Scott Walker is still a disgrace, just no longer national.
Sometimes you don’t have to say much to say a lot.
Another example of this came this past week when the editorial boards of the Grand Rapids Press and Kalamazoo Gazette issued a joint op-ed regarding Cindy Gamrat’s relection bid that consisted of a single word: No.:
Best. Op-ed. Ever.
I leave you with this deliciously appropriate quote from Polonius from Act 2, scene 2 of Hamlet:
My liege, and madam, to expostulate
What majesty should be, what duty is,
What day is day, night night, and time is time,
Were nothing but to waste night, day, and time;
Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,
And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,
I will be brief. Your noble son is mad…