A Little Creativity Please, Gentlemen

lewinsky.jpgIt’s amazing to me how creative people can be when trying to avoid admitting something embarrassing. Like Bill Clinton’s infamous definition of “is” or A-Rod’s original interview with Katie Couric, there are little embellishments, and large ones as well, that seem incredibly obvious in retrospect.

However, what I find even more telling is the response when they’re finally called out and forced to tell the truth. Maybe it’s a short statement issued over a weekend before disappearing for a week (or ten) like John Edwards. Or maybe it’s a couple lawyers finally letting slip that Sammy Sosa was juicing, something most of us had probably already figured out

But today brought around one of my favorites. The Republican paragon of virtue congressman admitting to an extra-marital affair. I mean, we expect this sort of thing from the Democrats. They are the party of Kennedy after all. But the Republicans? How sad is it when the titular head of the Democrats, Barack Obama, is a once married family man while the Republican leadership is full of guys like Newt Gingrich and John McCain who have multiple marriages under their belts, some of which came out of less than squeaky clean circumstances.

It is possible that there’s an upside to all this fudging and creativity, though. If we could just get our leaders to apply some of that creativity to the economy, maybe they could turn it around. What’s that you say? They already tried that and it didn’t work? Well, I guess we could just stuff our money in a mattress. That always seems to work.

-A

7 Comments

No – the Republican party isn’t the party of virtue? How shocking…..NOT!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Hmm, a political commentary on dodging issues. Tigers lost yesterday, ay? :^)

http://jonestein.mlblogs.com/

(Yeah, I know…I’m the Master of the Obvious)

Don’t worry Jonestein, Allen is the Master of the Losers, which is much, much worse.
–Jeff

You do have a point, Allen (even if you are dodging the Tigers’ loss). Politicians are so great at “creative lying,” so how about some creative plans to help our country. Aaargh.

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

Trying to avoid a Tigers loss by commenting about politics is not healthy, Allen. You should see some help…. just kidding.
-Dillon
http://dillonm.mlblogs.com

Awww Yay-er… Allen got smacked down by Dillon. Nice work, D.
–Jeff

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