Thursday, November 17, 2005
McCain Griles Republican Astroturfer Italia Federici
I also note that it's been suggested that Patrick Fitzgerald's and Ronnie Earle's respective pursuits of sleaze may wind up converging at some point. The thing about Republican sleaze is that it is such a seamless, all-encompassing garment; but that very seamlessness means that, when an honest prosecutor or two gets to scratch at a few loose threads of it, the whole garment eventually unravels, given time, resources, and tenacity.
The same people have, with brief interruptions, been systematically looting the country, destroying its democratic institutions, and pretending to be Christians to boot.
I laugh when people talk about the breakdown of morality in the 1960s. What happened in the 1960s was that a lot of people were young all at once. The breakdown of morality happened in the 1980s, when America turned its back on the poor, the sick, the weak.
Young people can grow up, turn their lives around, become useful citizens. Guys like Tom DeLay and Lewis Libby missed growing up. They have very little hope of being able to overcome the inertia of a lifetime of serving themselves.
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