"A recent survey asked Americans how much faith they have in their leaders among other related questions.
One fifth of those polled said they have absolute faith in the President and Congress. Interestingly enough, those same people were unable to locate the United States on a map.
Another 13 percent believe that the President has been completely honest during his two terms in office. Those 33 percent also believe the official version of the events surrounding September 11, 2001, and that Sadam Hussein was developing weapons of mass destruction.”
The story is also listed as being a parody, and entirely ficticious.
Strange, but true.
Gasp! But it seems real enough that people have very little faith in their elected officials, especially after being lied to about the Iraq War.
And to pour salt in to the wound even further, the Supreme Court of Washington (the state, not the Capitol) says it’s OK for politicians to lie. It’s that damn First Amendment, darn it.
Something about not letting the government determine which version of a political claim by a politician is the ‘official truth’.
That should certainly raise the respect that voters have of politicians.
Funny how that word "LIE" is right darn smack in the center of the word "politician".
So, now it’s up to the wisdom of the electorate, I guess to clear up the whole mess.
So, do what my good friend Spook Handy says in his song "VOTE" , and get your butt in the booth and vote.