Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Politricks


"This is an object lesson into why you should not invest yourself so heavily into politicians," says dday at Digby's blog.

I've said it here before many times: when it comes to politics and politicians, you can't be too cynical. The minute you find yourself believing one of these bastards, pinch yourself and wake up, or you'll soon find yourself holding the shitty end of the stick. Or, if it's a pol like Spitzer, the working end.

"How difficult is it not to hire four thousand dollar prostitutes?" asks the king of cartoonists, Tom Tomorrow. "I know a lot of people who manage to make it through their daily lives without even hiring a two thousand dollar prostitute."

Then he adds, "Not to suggest that Hillary or Barack have been sneaking off to brothels, but a lot of people really want to believe that one or the other of them walks on water. Every time one of them is mentioned in a less than favorable light on this blog or in the cartoon, I inevitably receive a flood of angry email from supporters castigating me for my apparent support for the other candidate..."

As Mr. T might say, I pity the fool who has any faith left in this political system or any of the opportunists who are drawn to it, after what it's done to us.

The evidence is all around us; we're a nation of collapsing retail outlets and unlivable suburban slums, dependent in our daily lives on gas-powered chariots we can't afford run, facing national insolvency, and stuck in an endless, pointless, expensive, and criminal war on the other side of the world.

Thanks, politicians.

Tomorrow ends by quoting Kurt Vonnegut, I believe from his last book "A Man Without a Country: "There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I don’t know what can be done...This is it: Only nut cases want to be president."

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