The current Presidential campaign has rejuvenated my sense of optimism for the country. All of the remaining five candidates (yes, I’m counting Ron Paul) are smart, articulate, sincere people and each would be a major upgrade from what we’ve lived with the last seven years.
But I keep forgetting it’s about more than the Presidency. Our Congress is truly a collection of whores, egomaniacs and idiots, and the only proof you need is to watch the “hearings” on whether or not Roger Clemens took steroids.
We have a war, a recession, 40 million people with no health care, no energy plan for the 21st century, and countless other problems; meanwhile, these nimrods grill the Rocket for almost five hours over an issue that can never be resolved because there are no witnesses besides the guy who says he did and the guy who says he didn’t.
But each Congressman gets his 5 minutes on the evening news, or if he is really lucky, ESPN, to wag his finger and lecture on the example being set for the youth of America. That’s all that really matters.
You want to set an example for America’s youth? Let these fools take all the steroids they want, and when the better-known among them start dying (like the WWF guys are already) kids will notice and make the right decision.