Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Wise Men of Gotham

“Family friends and supporters says (sic) Chelsea Clinton, who has evolved from a frizzy-haired little girl in the White House to a self-assured public figure in her own right, is ready to play an increasingly larger role in the national debate and may emerge as a pre-2016 surrogate of sorts as her mom mulls her future plans."--Politico

Really? Seriously? One could, of course, argue "how could we do worse." Between the Republican rubes, the Democrat enthusiasts and an electorate confused over the difference between the definitions of "politician" and "leader" it might well be that the state should be run at random. Indeed, perhaps we could pick legislators like we do jurors and sentence them to two or six years of government service in the Congress. Or perhaps my old fallback position, Angelina Jolie; if competence is not on the table, they might as well be good looking.

Chelsea Clinton. Jenna Bush Hager. Jeb Bush. For that matter, the second George Bush. Who are these people? When did political office get congenital? Or venereal? When did these nonentities begin to think they were the John Adams family? Or will the government eventually become a reality show run by celebrities?

Or might this be a plot. Could we be looking at a huge political conspiracy to simply loot the State by slowly bleeding it, keeping the golden goose alive, but barely, as the kleptocracy, cleverly disguised as politicians dressed like statesmen, shovel away their riches and then move on, leaving the gasping State body drained and immobile for the next generation of impostors?

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