Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Sad Truth About D.C.

Few can put it as well as Hayward:

...The only reliable bipartisanship in Washington is the agreement between both parties to serve and protect the permanent system of regulators, appropriators, lobbyists, and Big Media, which have fused together into a single organism with a shared bloodstream, through which well-connected individuals and flow from lobby organizations, to bureaucratic appointments, to media sinecures with ease.  Look at the resume of a Beltway power player, and you’ll have a hard time telling the difference between elected officials, the agencies they nominally control, the special interests they serve, and the media that’s supposed to keep them all honest.  The same person can work for all of those entities in the span of a decade.  The only thing they really cooperate on is the care and feeding of the Cromnibus, the misshapen thing that feeds them all through its multitude of teats....

Chesterton's quip about hanging politicians comes to mind.  But I have a better idea:  let the CIA practice up on these slimebuckets before they work on terrorists.  Efficiency, proof-of-concept, and all that.

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