Birds of a feather

June 1, 2008 | By | Reply More

In his earlier post, Erich pointed out the justifiable contempt we should all have for guys like McClellan & Powell, who repeatedly lied to the American people about the Iraq threat and helped lead our nation into an unnecessary and horribly costly invasion. However, I believe McClellan’s revelations expose a much deeper problem. McClellan was a fellow Texan and long-time friend of George Bush. We now know that he is a morally bankrupt liar. So here’s my question: how would a morally bankrupt liar like Scott McClellan remain such a good friend to George Bush if Bush were not also a morally bankrupt liar? Certainly we cannot always judge a person by the company he keeps, but when we see the long line of dishonest people coming out of Bush’s administration, we really should wonder how far into the Bush White House the moral bankruptcy reaches. Birds of a feather often do flock together. The takeaway: given all the corruption we know about in the Bush Administration, how many more things exist that we don’t (yet) know about?

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Grumpypilgrim is a writer and management consultant living in Madison, WI. He has several scientific degrees, including a recent master’s degree from MIT. He has also held several professional career positions, none of which has been in a field in which he ever took a university course. Grumps is an avid cyclist and, for many years now, has traveled more annual miles by bicycle than by car…and he wishes more people (for the health of both themselves and our planet) would do the same. Grumps is an enthusiastic advocate of life-long learning, healthy living and political awareness. He is single, and provides a loving home for abused and abandoned bicycles. Grumpy’s email: grumpypilgrim(AT)@gmail(DOT).com [Erich’s note: Grumpy asked that his email be encrypted this way to deter spam. If you want to write to him, drop out the parentheticals in the above address].

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