Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Truth Telling & Consistency - a lost art

I'm the type of guy that believes in integrity. And once integrity is lost, it is nearly impossible to regain. Truth is hard to come by these days and once your word fails, you have nothing else (in my opinion).

I also understand the "game" of Washington politics. Earmarks are certainly no new invention.

However, when a president runs a campaign and first 50 days promising over and over to allow ZERO earmarks, I expect the truth.

This is lie #1. (see last weeks post for more on this)

#2 comes from the Republicans that hounded the administration over these said earmarks. Don't be front and center when the earmarks are being dished out! A little consistency in message will go a long way!!!

This week we find that the republicans represent over 40% of all earmarks and that 3 of the top 5 states are requests from republicans..."Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi tops the list, with $470 million in earmarks for himself and his colleagues...Next up is Cochran's seatmate—Republican Roger Wicker, hitting the scales at $390 million." (CNN)

Is truth telling and consistency truly a lost art?


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