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Big Yellow Taxi in a political column

Bob sent this artice from The Daily Dispatch:
Will Bush win, or take a big yellow taxi out of town?
If you are familiar with Joni Mitchell's song "Big Yellow Taxi" - and its lyrics "you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone" - you might have an insight into where we will be come January 2005.
Pundits and polls tell us every day who might be president after the election and what our world will be like with George Bush or John Kerry in the White House.
But the reality of the matter is that we will not fully know the answers to all the questions being asked at debates until Bush or Kerry is elected.
Maybe Bush with his firm determination is leading in the right direction. Nearly half the country believes that is true.
It could be that with energy and new ideas, Kerry has the right mix of strength and smarts to do a better job. The other half of the country believes that to be true.
Can an administration chosen by John Kerry really "refocus" the leaders of the world and have them join in the work in Iraq and the fight on terrorism?
How will Iraq and the war on terrorism be dealt with over the next four years of a continued Bush administration?
Will the economy be better with continued tax breaks for those who earn more than $200,000 or are we better off rolling back those cuts and chase Kerry's plan to roll back those cuts and give tax breaks to the middle class?
Both men are capable to lead the country over the next four years.
Who wins depends on how you believe our country is best guided.
It will be some time, though, before we know how that decision affects the United States and the rest of the world.
Will Bush win, or take a big yellow taxi out of town?
If you are familiar with Joni Mitchell's song "Big Yellow Taxi" - and its lyrics "you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone" - you might have an insight into where we will be come January 2005.

(Contributed by Bob Muller)

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