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A Plumber To Snake The DC Drain

annfan_777 Wrote: Apr 29, 2012 11:37 AM
The reason they don't is because they become enamored with the perks and privelages of being D.C. insiders - the very thing that the Founders feared would happen in a Democracy. There should be NO royalty in the United States of America.

Some people enter the public consciousness willingly; others accidentally. But how one gets there has little to do with how one handles it once the national spotlight begins to shine.

Some step up. Some melt like an ice sculpture on a hot summer day. Because the spotlight doesn’t turn you into something you’re not; it accentuates who you are.

Similarly, progressives argue money corrupts politics. Not so. Money may be the means through which corruption is conducted, but honest people never seem to find themselves in those situations. They never have to walk away from bribes because the bribes...