Thursday, February 28, 2008

Presidential Aspirations

I was hoping to share some critical thoughts about the three remaining gigging candidates for President of These United States, but I ran across a column that ably skewered John McCain, focusing on one of the areas where I am quickest to criticize him; I commend it to you, offering a link.

Here is an excerpt:

Although his campaign is run by lobbyists; and although his dealings with lobbyists have generated what he, when judging the behavior of others, calls corrupt appearances; and although he has profited from his manipulation of the taxpayer-funding system that is celebrated by reformers -- still, he probably is innocent of insincerity. Such is his towering moral vanity, he seems sincerely to consider it theoretically impossible for him to commit the offenses of appearances that he incessantly ascribes to others.

Such certitude is, however, not merely an unattractive trait. It is disturbing righteousness in someone grasping for presidential powers.

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