Sunday, September 5, 2010

Don't forget!


Via Moonbattery.

Also, David Freddoso has a brief compilation of election dos and don'ts.

Really, what is it about public office that seems to lure so many people of inferior stamp? Certainly, there are the obvious enticements: power, prestige, fat salaries conjoined with ample opportunities for graft, and the ability, to some extent, to conceal personal responsibility in collective torts against the citizenry. But I have a feeling that there is more at work here. There are times when it seems that, by common agreement, we have permitted public office to serve as a kind of half-way house for simpletons, thieves, sociopaths, unemployed professors, shiftless dreamers, unsuccessful lawyers and the mentally ill; and yet, instead of teaching them some useful skill, like macramé or shoe-repair, and locking them up at night under the watchful eyes of burly, well-armed guards, we actually leave them free on their own recognizance and let them play with the economy and foreign affairs.

A baffling arrangement. Feel free to discuss among yourselves.

3 comments:

Yojimbo said...

Speaking of the Andrews Sisters.

I'll be with you at fall election time
So cast your vote along with mine
Don't Tread on Me flags will wave
At fall election time

Speaking of the Coaasters.

Take out the politicians and the trash
So we'll have some spendin' cash

Paco said...

YoJ: Excellent!

Bob Belvedere said...

Awarded the THE SPOT-ON QUOTE OF THE DAY at:
The Camp Of The Saints