Notes on Political Venality, Pomposity and Associated Stupidity.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Where All Honestly Ends

At this point in our nation's great history, research shows that about 50% of the American public doesn't trust their President.

That means, in round numbers, that something like 150-million people think the man that represents and (ostensibly) runs their nation, is a liar a scoundrel and a brigand. That means that, the man who wants prayer in school, the ten commandments in every courthouse and a prayer on everyone's lips, is an untrustworthy lout. It means he's the kind of guy you might lend bus fare too, but you wouldn't expect him to pay you back.

Great lesson for the kids, eh?

And my guess is that far more than 150-million don't trust him, they just don't want to admit that they've been hornswoggled.

I'm not trying to be cute, for this really is a serious isssue. The current administration and its enablers in Congress and the Judiciary are the first ones to reference "the founding fathers," while, at the same time, eschewing all those men stood for. While the men who helped craft the underpinnings of our nation weren't saints, they are, for the most part, remembered as intelligent people who were honest in their intentions -- to create a nation where liars and scoundrels could not flourish.

And yet, flourish they do, from the White House to the State House. We can only hope that, as the great grandson of a former President is taking it on the chin in Ohio, the cumuppence of George W. Bush is fast approaching, too.