David Brooks on Why Politicians Are Lowlifes

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Well, the NY Times neocon wouldn’t put it that way, but his on-point description of Hillary’s life applies in spades to his faves, Bush and McCain, and the rest of our rulers:

“For nearly 20 years, she has been encased in the apparatus of political celebrity. Look at her schedule as first lady and ever since. Think of the thousands of staged events, the tens of thousands of times she has pretended to be delighted to see someone she doesn’t know, the hundreds of thousands times she has recited empty clichés and exhortatory banalities, the millions of photos she has posed for in which she is supposed to appear empathetic or tough, the billions of politically opportune half-truths that have bounced around her head.”

Of course, he leaves out her (and their) promotion and facilitation of theft and murder (taxes and war), because he agrees with both.

10:17 am on March 25, 2008