Aristocrats in charge

Have you ever noticed you are governed by a ruling class? This is an elite group. You might liken them to the aristocrats of olde England. The lords and ladies and sirs and muckamucks. These are folks who simply know it is their job to govern us.

Does not matter what their qualifications for ruling you are. Or what their experiences have been. In their minds they are on this earth to rule. You are here to be ruled.

Lately some of them have popped up in the news. We have Anthony Weiner, for instance. He is the big time New York City politician who got caught tweeting lewd pictures of his crotch to young girls. Once caught, he resigned.

Ahh, but now he wants back. He has rolled out a big PR campaign. To smooth the path to maybe run to be mayor of the Big Apple. Does not matter that his tweets should tell us he is a dimwit with less than zero judgement. And that that lack of judgement just might harm the cityís residents if he was mayor. Nah. He feels he is entitled to rule.



Elliott Spitzer is another of the anointed. He was drummed out of the New York governorship. For sneaking off to meet a hooker in a D.C. hotel. Judgement? Squat. But these days he keeps testing the waters. To check whether it is time for him to run for another office. Or to prove to a governor or president that they should appoint him to a big position. He clearly feels he is entitled to rule us, from one office or another.

And then we have JFKís daughter. She feels she is entitled to be an ambassador to one of the big countries. Because she knows anything about diplomacy? Nope. Because she is a Kennedy. And Kennedyís are entitled to rule us. It is in their DNA, you are supposed to realize.

Chelsea Clinton. Her own parents have suggested her for high office. As have other members of the elite. Experience? Skills? Intelligence? Who needs them when you are a Clinton?

Donít forget ex-governor of South Carolina, Mark Sanford. He stole state travel funds and disappeared. To sneak off to Argentina to sleep with a woman not his wife. (Elliott Spitzer, eat your heart out.) That forced him to retire.

Well, he is back. He is clearing hurdles in his quest to be nominated for a seat in the U.S. House. Did he behave like a selfish idiot? Yup. Did he act utterly irresponsibly? Yup. Did he show voters he did not deserve to manage the kennels at the dog pound? Yup. And does he now feel he deserves to be a member of Congress? Yup.

If he gets there he will feel so at home. He will be surrounded by other corrupt sleezebags. And he will be back among those who know it is their destiny to rule us.

If he is elected he will be living proof that American voters have no memories Or have grown so cynical they donít give a hoot who governs them and spends their tax money.

From Tom...as in Morgan.

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