Notes on Political Venality, Pomposity and Associated Stupidity.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Larry Craig Stiffens His Resolve

OK.  Cheap shot.

But by going back on his word and failing to resign from that once-august body known as the U.S. Senate,
Larry Craig deserves our derision.

Craig is guilty.  He admitted it.  There is no wiggle room.  OK.  Sorry.  Another cheap shot.

Now he seeks absolution from a Senate ethics committee.  Wow, Larry.  That would really clear things up.
It'll have the legal weight and bearing of those commercials in which a bunch of guys debate "Man Rules."

Of course, if you're a Democrat, you gotta love this.  One more in an ongoing parade of bizzare, dysfunctional
Republicans in public-meltdown mode.

The sad part in all this is that the U.S. electorate is now so ennured to these sorts of scandals that
they hardly carry any weight.  "Ho hum" may be the meta-reaction.  So while the United States has been
systematically stripped of its international moral authority through the actions of the Bush administration
abroad, we have, concurrently, lost the moral authority which the House and Senate once held.

Like I said.  It's sad.