Essay by John Rosapepe
Politics – October 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine
I LOVE THE BITTERSWEET ENDING of summer. Warm days and cool nights. The hint of color on the tree-clad mountains. The last blackberries ripening on the vine.
That’s the sweet part. The bitter part is the final stretch of the political season. Not only is there ugliness on the campaign trail — with candidates spending millions to cast nasty aspersions on their opponents — but there is the specter of pork barrel politics in Congress, where members try to sneak through special interest legislation before they adjourn.