"Better to have the camel on the inside ...", mutatis mutandis

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Dec 14 04:07:51 UTC 2013

In an article comparing the reactionary bishop of Providence, R.I.,
to Pope Francis, Kevin Cullen concludes with:

"Pope Francis seems like a genuinely decent guy. If he ever gets to
Providence, I'd suggest he take seriously the advice the wise guys
used to offer first-time visitors to Federal Hill: Keep your friends
close and your enemies closer."

A well-examined saying, but what struck me was that it is a variation
of the camel saying.


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