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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Generally, generalizing about politicians being all crooked is lazy!

Posted on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Guess what? I know not a lot of people are going to want to hear this, but not ALL politicians are crooks. Some are for damn sure, but many are not. Some people get into politics for the most honourable of reasons...to help their fellow man. I've never run for office. But I have worked for lots of people who have. Just like the rest of the people on earth, some are lazy, shiftless, thieves. But it's been my experience that just as many aren't. I worked for a provincial cabinet minister who took the bus to his constituency rather than use his car allowance. The most expensive thing on his expense claim was a receipt for a personal pan pizza, he worked in soup kitchens in his free time, and the guy worked 15 hours a day, every single day for years. Cynicism is the easiest thing in the world. No one's going to give you crap for saying "Damn them, they're all friggen crooks!" It's like shooting fish in a barrel, but don't delude yourself into thinking it's a thoughtful and incisive commentary on the true state of the world. AND that kind of lazy, mean-spirited attitude isn't going to make good people want to run for office. —Fed Up with the People Who are Fed Up

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