- Last Updated: 12:01 AM, May 25, 2012
- Posted: 12:01 AM, May 25, 2012
Question: What’s the difference between political parties and the Boy Scouts? Answer: The Boy Scouts have adult leaders.
A recent poll stated that 85 percent of Americans are confused about foreign policy. This is especially alarming when you consider the poll was taken at the State Department.
Let it be known a good man nowadays is hard to find, which is one reason we must settle for people in office.
My information is that before Hollywood’s recent big political fund-raiser, the finance committee said they needed $50 million. One movie star said: “But the campaign won’t need that much.” The committee said: “Yes, but in case the candidate loses he wants to be able to live comfortably.”
But, kiddies, even in political season we dassn’t be hostile to politicians. Judeo-Christian societies preach kindness toward our fellow men and women. Especially to those unfortunates who can’t find a real profession.
We’re not talking solid-gold creeps like John Edwards, whose johnny already determined what kind of work he’s out of. Let’s not even discuss Rod Blagojevich. Sen. Jesse Helms, who signed admission of guilt for violating voting rights. Oregon’s Sen. Packwood charged with sexual harassment. Married Sen. Larry Craig, who now has some memorial men’s bathroom named after him in Minneapolis airport. In 2010, Tom DeLay. Three years for money laundering.
Forget even Michael Deaver, Reagan’s deputy chief of staff. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, whom a jury smacked and the elder Bush pardoned. Remember how Nixon delivered a championship ball club: VP Spiro Agnew. Attorney General John Mitchell — perjury. H.R. Haldeman — perjury. John Dean and Ehrlichman also a little bit lousy.
The Big Apple’s produced some rotten apples, too. Latest? Big bad bum Espada, who knew that if you fool constituents to get their money, it’s fraud — but if you fool constituents to get their votes, it’s politics. His mantra? Some lose because nobody knows what they’ve done; others win for the same reason.
In light of voters’ temperature, the IRS might redo its tax form. Next year, where it says “dependents,” I hear we might be able to deduct state senators.
How about Vito Fossella, Congressman, 2008, DUI arrest. Alan Hevesi, NYC comptroller 1994 to 2001, now residing in the can. Back a ways Mario Biaggi. Rep. Robert García, who missed the Good Housekeeping Award and was forced to resign. Congressman Bert Podell who served four months away. Right now there’s youshouldexcusetheexpression that lulu Liu’s campaign person.Follow @PageSix