Friday, October 08, 2004
what worries me more is the growing brashness of politicians. from cheney's bald-faced lying about some mythical connection between al-qaeda and saddam hussein or his halliburton payoffs, to clinton's willingness to deceive special prosecutors -- all of it in plain view, with no reasonable doubt to their dishonesty -- aggressive deceit seems to me a troubling indicator of just how widely abused the charity/stupidity of the electorate is. when even the pretense of shame is effectively gone, is there any ethical barrier left?
and then there was tom delay, house kingpin.
is there an authority that can really put a leash on these men? i doubt it.