Monday, February 11, 2008
When we believe what politicians say while on the campaign trail, we deserve the bad government we will get. A politician's job is to be all things to all people. A good politician will tell as many lies as he can get away with. He is a master of saying nothing and making it sound like he is saying something. He knows how to promise things he can't possibly deliver and get people to believe it. I wish we were merely electing a charismatic national speech giver, while a homely little man (or woman) who understands the proper role of government was hiding behind a curtain and pulling the levers of good government.