But the rest was on hand, and so they all come and shook hands with the king and thanked him and talked to him; and then they shook hands with the duke and didn't say nothing, but just kept a-smiling and bobbing their heads like a passel of sapheads whilst he made all sorts of signs with his hands and said "Goo-goo
-- goo-goo- goo" all the time, like a baby that can't talk.
The talk of term limits is back, in a convergence of the "goo-goos" and the revolutionaries.
The goo-goos - the good government types - think the turnover would produce a stream of fresh policy ideas.
Some of the security staff were rotten but spot on in their comments about her goo-goos
and gah-gahs in the debates chamber.
You will have read in the Record yesterday that university professors in Japan have invented a 'baby babble' translation machine that turns goo-goos
and ga-gas into language.
Rosin sneers at the good-government types: the "goo-goos
," especially Feingold, who still believes that campaign-finance reform isn't dead, and that a grassroots movement will force Congress to overhaul the system.
Instead of allowing the airwaves to be cluttered with hundreds of inane and occasionally offensive campaign ads paid for voluntarily (unless if they're from unions, but more on that later), the goo-goos
now want to coerce outlets to set aside contiguous chunks of air time for candidates to spout inane and occasionally offensive platitudes.
The truly bad news, however, is not so much that the people eventually end up paying for these massive industry-run campaigns in higher prices, but that to battle the well-oiled industries, the goo-goos
have to raise equally huge sums.
Local anti-growth sentiment provides the political base for ambitious goo-goos
to build what are essentially local ministries of economic planning.
The old refrain of the goo-goos
happens to be true: Good people aren't going to run for office if they face getting dragged constantly through this kind of muck.