No, not the “do unto others” one.  This is the cynical modern one:

Them that has the gold makes the rules

Seems that the bipartisan meeting over health reform is off to a swimming start.  It was set up as a meeting of equals.  And yet I find this little tidbit:

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell noted sternly that Democrats had spoken for 52 minutes and Republicans only 24 in the first portion of the summit. ”You’re right,” Obama replied, ”there was an imbalance on the opening statement because I’m the president.”

Now fair’s fair, but 52:24 is better than 2 to 1.  So you can parse it that Obama sees himself as the equal of the Democrats, or you can see it that he sees himself as non-partisan, or you can see it as the president being more equal than everybody else.

You pays your money, you takes your chances.

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