Wednesday, January 07, 2009

A Bureaucrat's Aside

Political scandals, no matter how minor or inocuous, will stick in the public consciousness much more firmly if they involve sex, even if it is only tangentally related to the incident at hand.

Scandals involving homosexual sex, whether or not it is even germaine to the scandal, will get you a front page headline.

On a completely unrelated note: generally speaking there are some people in power who enjoy flaunting their power, with little regard for the consequences, for the sole purpose of proving to other people (or themselves) that they are powerful persons.

People who try to bend rules for their friends and supposed friends too often soon find themselves playing the part of the unwitting fool to others.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This was very well put, and true.
I hope only that fools wakeup and recognize that favors,coming from powerful people, well intentioned or not, undermine the fabric and safety of the larger community, because to get away with the little bits, makes it so much easier to swallow when taking the larger bites.

Sherry said...

well put!

Mark Rauterkus said...

The expression fits:

"Get away with murder."

Sure, there are too many killings in Pittsburgh -- and many are left un-solved. Others get away with other acts, beyond murder.

Consul-At-Arms said...

I've quoted you and linked to you here: http://consul-at-arms2.blogspot.com/2009/01/re-bureaucrats-aside.html