Chris Lee resigned from the U.S. House of Representatives over a sex scandal today. It’s odd how they always resign over sex scandals.
Do they ever resign for voting to invade Iraq, failing to bring to justice the perps who nearly destroyed the world economy, trying to deprive women of their reproductive rights, passing the Patriot Act, or anyone of a hundred other offenses?
Of course, the
passive consumers…eh, I mean, the “active citizens”, will not as often hold their politicians responsible for the real offenses as they will hold them responsible for an affair. It is bad enough that most of the politicians of both parties have been corrupted by Big Money and special interests — it is even worse that so few of us voters care what our politicians are up to unless they are caught having an affair.
If being ridiculous has ever brought down a great nation, then America is doomed.