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By Mary Garrison
Daily Times Leader Editor
Well, it finally happened: The Congress that called âWolf!â finally saw a wolf.
For the last four-plus years, it seems weâve heard the phrase âgovernment shutdownâ at just about every turn. Invariably, some gas-bag from one side of the aisle will start pointing fingers at the other side of the aisle â be it related to money, idealism or who gets control of the monkey bars and bigger swing set on the playground â and by the time is all said and done, the blue slide gang will stick their tongues out at the red slide gang, who will get their feelings hurt and threaten to take their toys and just go home. I suppose someone finally did, because when I awoke Tuesday morning fully expecting to see an 11th-hour reconciliation only to discover that the looming âgovernment shutdownâ had actually taken place, I really didnât quite know what to think.
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