Monday, January 11, 2010

Still Think Washington Politicians have It all Together?

John Hawkins of Right Wing News writes about the recent revelations about the John Edwards campaign in Game Change"Now, here's the point: You think that most of the other people crafting bills in Congress that dramatically impact your life aren't every bit as screwed up as John Edwards? Don't get me wrong, I don't think all of them are narcissists or are having affairs, but I guarantee you that the percentage of them in that boat in DC is probably several times higher than it is in the population at large.

The image the press feeds you -- and that many of these people have of themselves -- is that they're better, smarter, and more capable than everyone else. That's utter horsecrap. If anything, politicians are considerably more screwed up than the average person because they spend all their time being catered to like movie stars by their aides and they seldom talk to normal people who don't live and die based on polls and the front page of the New York Times. That's one of the many reasons it's so important to keep the power to control your life in YOUR hands, instead of in the hands of politicians in DC."

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