The Politics of Parks And Rec

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Over at Slate, Juliet Lapidos takes a look at the politics of Parks And Rec which she characterizes as the “abstract vs. personal take on liberals and conservatives.” Lapidos cites Leslie’s tyrannical near-breakdown during the office brain-storming camping trip and Ron’s self-sacrificing offer that state auditors fire him instead of her as evidence of not only personal, but political, character traits. Or as Ron might have put it, “Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Don’t teach a man to fish…and feed yourself. He’s a grown man. And fishing’s not that hard.”