Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Goldilocks and the Elephants
Not too hot and not too cold, but just right. It's the Goldilocks zone, just like the porridge preferred by the annoying little girl who stars in "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." Astronomers use the term to describe the distance a planet needs to be from a star for life to evolve. It also describes today’s Republicans, some of whom prefer very hot tea while others are like cold mush, hoping voters on the crackpot right won’t notice. Goldilocks would have a hard time at this party because they’ve run out of just right.