Friday, October 28, 2005

It Ain't The Crime. It's the Cover-up

Capitol Hill Blue
It Ain't The Crime. It's the Cover-up
Oct 28, 2005, 06:54

You would think that the motley collection of crooks, thieves, con-men and bozos who masquerade as leaders of our nation would eventually learn the number-one lesson of politics.

It ain’t the crime that gets you. It’s the cover-up.....

....Lying is so pervasive in Washington that those who make it a way of life don’t even consider it so. It’s “spin” or “our position” or “staying on message” even when the message is untrue.

The culture of politics breeds deception and double-talk. Rules don’t apply. Those who defend the outright criminal actions of scandal-scarred former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay don’t deny that he committed the acts that led to indictments. Their defense is that “everyone else does it” and is therefore no big deal. Then they try to fog the issue by claiming prosecuting their boy is “motivated by politics.” Whatever happened to the concept of “do the crime, do the time?”

The GOP is already distributing talking points claiming that what Libby and Rove did is “not that serious” and “not really a crime.” And, to them, it is not. Ignoring the law is so commonplace in politics that those who commit the acts see nothing wrong with their actions.

We deserve better. Sadly, the only way we can get what we deserve is if lying scumbags like Scooter Libby, Karl Rove and Dick Cheney get what they deserve. In a perfect world perhaps, but as we know all too well this is not, and never will be, a perfect world.