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  •  I'm mildly incensed by the appropriation (4+ / 0-)
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    of campaign funds, but the real scandal is the ease with which a former Senator can become a lobbyist. What's more, it's entirely legal.

    Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought. -- Milan Kundera

    by Dale on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 08:51:12 AM PDT

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    •  Yes....but it tells you a lot about the morals (1+ / 0-)
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      of the people who hired him to lobby for them, doesn't it?

      Sure says a lot about your company or group if you hire a straight man who hunts for gay sex on the down-low in airport restrooms! Just the kind of high moral fiber and character you want, eh? Gotta be espousing those family values, don't ya know?

    •  "Legal" is what Congress makes. (0+ / 0-)

      While the Constitution is addressed to the duties and obligations of agents of government, Congress has been at pains for several centuries to impose their stamp of approval/disapproval on the general populace by alternating between bribes and threats.  That is, conservatives issue threats and liberals promise goodies, which they may or may not deliver.

      That the people govern just isn't real popular with our self-important petty potentates.

      "In the name of the nation, and of the dollar and of the rule of law, you and your children shall sacrifice for the good of all." Rmoney's prayer

      by hannah on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 09:13:11 AM PDT

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