Profiting from Confusion
As Justin warily explained, we’re about to witness two fun-packed days of legislative confusion–at least to outsiders. For, as Lt. Holden said in Operation Petticoat, “In confusion, there is profit.” Just so. The line was uttered at a point in the movie when the submarine aboard which Holden served as the supply officer was in port during an air raid. While the bombs dropped and the average sailors and grunts scurried about, Curtis led a detachment of men to the warehouse to commandeer items required to repair his vessel. And now, while average Rhode Islanders practice “duck and cover” during this economic air raid, our legislators will be taking advantage of the distraction to implement all sorts of pet causes. We all live in a pink submarine.