Monday, August 15, 2005

Corruption isn't red or blue

It's black and white. Corruption is corruption is corruption. It doesn't matter what side you represent. Chicago Democratic mayor Jim Daley should be held to the same standards that Tom Delay is held to.

I agree with Kos here, emphatically. I love the left bitches about Rove and classified info and Rush Limbaugh comes back and talks about Sandy Berger (the Clinton aid who stole documents from the national achive, I'm prob over simplifying). Yea, you know what? If Sandy Berger stole shit, bust his ass. It's pretty simple. Do something bad, pay for it. It's not about blindly following sides like some football game. Republicans vs Democrats. If you just choose sides, you become blind to your sides mistakes. Kind of like Oriole fans cheering for Palmeiro or Giants fans cheering for Bonds once he comes back (or Tribe fans cheering for Belle back in the day after he ran down some kids on Halloween).

Like Kos says:

Some day, once the current GOP dominance collapses under the weight of their corruption, we'll have Dems playing the same dirty game. Republicans rally around their sleaziest bad-government practicioners, as we know the elephant flies above the Stars and Stripes to the typical Bush/DeLay apologist.

The moral imperative behind a "clean government" crusade is self-evident. But there's also a practical reason to oppose corruption even amongst Democrats -- it's a sure-fire way to lose elections. Rampant Democratic corruption cost us Congress in 1994, and we've yet to recover. And continued Democratic corruption has made House Dems wary of charging ahead with the "corruption" theme to hard, lest some of the current members get snared in the web.

Good. Let those who sit in Congress enriching themselves go down. They are supposed to be doing the people's business, not their own. Unlike the GOP apologists, I consider corruption a non-partisan issue. I'd like to see them all thrown out with the Capitol trash.

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