Friday, May 17, 2013

Know-nothing, sideline-observer, passerby president ...

... supposedly. But this is unbelievable in a president for whom everything is political, every conceivable event is a political move in a zero-sum high-stakes political game.

What happened to the non-political dimensions of life? Surely life is more than politics -- work, study, art and leisure, Mass, play, movies, reading, afternoon tea, an evening with friends at the pub ...

What happened to truth, for crying out loud, the first casualty of an administration that reduces everything, including tax collecting, to politics and media spin?

Has any other administration so egregiously placed politics ahead of truth, ahead of justice, ahead of national security, ahead of the personal security and lives of its own embassy officials, ahead of non-partisan treatment by the IRS?

Even foul-mouthed agitprop comedian Jon Stewart apparently sees a problem with the administration now:


Anonymous Bosch


I hate Jon Stewart, and I don't think this is much more than a show of "integrity" (as some point, you would be dismissed as an unthinking tool of the White House if you didn't call a spade a spade, and I intend no pun). I have to admit, though, that it's amusing and even a little satisfying to see him squirming over the aberrations of his candidate's administration.