Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Honor Among Thieves

Beware lest you ever be praised by these men:
"I don't know of a person more honorable," said Kent Conrad (D-N.D.).

"It's an innocent mistake," added John Kerry (D-Mass.).

"My breast is clear, and my support is strong," intoned Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.).

"I will vote for Senator Daschle," the committee chairman, Max Baucus (D-Mont.), read from a prepared statement.
These statements of unqualified support - echoing president Obama's own - are for a man who used his massive past-and-future political power to earn $5.2 million over two years in a series of sinecures. If Venezuelan or Russian politicians did this, we'd cite it as evidence that they are kleptocracies where the will of the people is ignored. In America, however, we're sophisticated: "retired" Senator Daschle wasn't being bribed - he was being paid for "important work".


Chops said...

In response to Global Review and other insensed citizens, Daschle withdrew his name from consideration 45 minutes after Global Review drew attention to the matter.

Mike said...

I'm just relieved that Jay Rockefeller's breasts are clear.