Sunday, April 29, 2012
I hate corruption, except for my own
So Mr. Hitler Cartoon here starts this long list of (accurate) complaints about the Beltway by saying "except for all the friends I've made...." Which, of course, is maybe the biggest problem with the Beltway: that people like Ackerman, who are ensconced in the upper echelons of power and influence in political punditry, are constantly subject to the corruption of social and professional pressures. You've heard it all from me many times before. The remarkable thing here is just that he sees no contradiction or difficulty in the fact that so many of the problems he lists are similar to that problem, or even consequences of that problem.
Of course, it's easy to complain about other people's petty corruptions. It's another thing entirely to interrogate your own. So none of them ever do.
Cocktails at Sully's tonight!