Finals Suck and so does Blago

>> Saturday, December 13, 2008

So i have my finals right now. Its really cut into my available writing time. I would like to say though that Blagojevich should be a symbol of Bush era politics. I know its not fair to associate him with Bush in any personal sense but the rampant corruption and perfidy arent actually that far apart. What i mean is that Blago displayed an attitude that was all about enriching himself and about disdain for the idea of government as a social trust. He treated it as his personal atm and plaything just as Bush has done. Its not about whats best for the people they are entrusted to lead its all about themselves.

When people talk about the adults being in charge again it refers to the idea that the people coming into the government are about solving problems for the benefit of all society and not just a privileged few. The Obama administration, unlike the Bush Admin, is most likely going to be constrained by general public attitudes about norms and ethics as well as policy. After all you cant run a truly consensus style without getting the broad base of support that Bush never cared about. The Bush era was the modern wild west where you could do whatever you wanted without fear of law or consequence. We can only pray thats all over.


tellall January 4, 2009 at 12:25 PM  

I say that we have to do more than pray for the end of the Bush travesties--we have to stay organized and vigilant.

O-le,O-le, O-le, O-le! O-le, O-le!

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