This Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho-not as of tomorrow) fiasco along with the other congressional scandals to many to write about and very bipartisan has led me to ask a fundamental question.
Who are these people that we elect to public office?
No one can say with a straight face that no one knew something about the antics of Sen. Happy Feet. I mean, a sleazy internet blogger, Mike Rogers, felt the need to "out" Sen. Happy Feet as a closeted homosexual, but worse for Sen. Happy Feet, as a congressman back in 1982, he felt the need to inform the media that he was not a homosexual. Reports were circulating about some congressmen, until then Congressman Happy Feet felt the need to go on immediate offense, unnamed involved in sexual relations of some kind with congressional pages. Eventually, the pages dropped the complaint as there was nothing to it. Again I ask, not a soul in congress and the senate did not know there was a cloud over Larry Craig, AKA Happy Feet? I do not think so.
Or how about Sen. David Vitter (R-Louisiana)? Again, no one in congress, where he once served, and the senate knew a thing about the fact he was cavorting with women other than his wife and prostitutes at that? I do not believe that to be the case.
Let us not just dump on Republicans. There is the case of Louisiana Democrat Congressman William Jefferson. An aside, remember I noted in an earlier post that one thing bipartisan in Louisiana is corruption. Back to Congressman Jefferson. The good representative has found a way to put $90,000 in a freezer. Now there is new meaning to cold, hard cash! Again, I ask, no one, not one of Congressman Jefferson's colleagues knew of this? Of course not!
And, well there is a lot about Sen. Hilary Clinton (D-New York) that I can write about, but I only have so much time and space!
I ask my question again. Who are these people that we elect to public office?
I no of no group of 535 people, the number of congressmen and senators, that seem to either be oblivious to what others are doing, or not doing, and when the crap hits the fan, they run from a colleague under the microscope like they were the black plague. I know of no other group that seems to cover for each other and their deviant behavior of all kinds.
And that is the problem. And, I think part of the problem is we live in an age in which nobody wants to be "judgemental." "Judgemental" is a term that has been so abused that people seem to think that it means live it up with no consequences. But, because being "judgemental" is not in vogue, holding the said 535 accountable seems not to be either.
I can not believe that a Republican senator did not take Sen. Happy Feet by the shirt collar and say cool it with the trolling for sex in toilets.
I can not believe that a Democrat congressman did not do the same thing to Congressman William Jefferson and tell him not to take bribes and give the money back and while your at it, why do you not resign.
I think it is time for these people to hold each other accountable, whether it will be a Democrat to a Republican or a Republican to a Democrat. This is a non partisan issue. Just firing these scum come election time is not enough.
I know that we are not electing saints to public office but by God almighty, we should be able to find 535 decent people that will not be an embarrassment, whether it be trolling for sex in a toilet or freezing $90,000 in a freezer.
I wish ACCOUNTABILITY, not being judgemental, was a serious issue in the upcoming election season, but alas it will not be and we will elect these same clowns. And that means we will ask the same question maybe in another two years time. And that is too bad.