February 4, 2006
In a backwards way, I'm kind of "for" scandals in Washington. Not because I'm for taxpayers getting ripped off, I'm not. But the scandals demonstrate two truisms in politics.
1. Government has too much power.
The upside to assorted scandals is that it's a way to get rid of the bums, and maybe get some reform.
Duke Cunningham's bribery was a recent example. The current Abramoff lobbying scandal hitting both sides of the aisle is the current one.
The next one in the hopper? Jay Rockefeller potentially leaking the NSA program to the NY Times.
Given that the CIA's Porter J. Goss stated emphatically that the leak had done very serious damage to the United States, if Rockefeller is a suspect, he should be hauled before a Grand Jury asap. When the crime was bribery (Abscam)no one protested that a sitting U.S. Senator ought not to be atarget.