A chance to come clean from hypocrisy

Darrin Bell’s Candorville comic is very good at pointing out hypocrisy within both government and the populace at large.  This is this past Sunday’s comic.  Quite frankly, I’m not upset that politicians may chance their stance on issues over the years; I know I have, so I can’t begrudge them doing the same thing.  However, I think they’d gain a lot more credibility if they came out and admitted it.  Why don’t our representatives realize that this habit/tradition of never admitting you’ve ever been wrong (unless you’re REALLY busted, aka Weinergate, in which case you put on “the face” – http://imgur.com/gallery/vE6mW) makes them look ignorant and untrustworthy?  I respect anyone who says “I don’t know, but I’ll get back to you” or even “over the years I’ve changed my viewpoint” a lot more than someone who attempts to deflect a question or push it away with vague answers.

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About stoshk

Career military member, and for many years a registered Independent. I'm not a particularly type-A personality, and believe people can disagree on a topic while still being respectful of each other's opinion - everything doesn't have to be a "you're either with me or against me" philosophy. I DON'T believe everything is black or white, I DO believe most rules have exceptions, and most situations have to be judged on their own merit rather than following a blanket "party line." I DO believe that while elected officials do represent their districts and constituents, they also have an obligation to act for the greater good of the nation as a whole, and leadership should be by example, not a "do as I say, not as I do" philosophy. I started this blog because I've reached a point where I feel many aspects of local, regional, national and global life are just plain disgusting me and I needed someplace to vent, and I've had enough positive feedback about the letters, notes and commentary on various subjects that I've posted to friends through email and/or social media that I thought this might be worth it - at least to me. Any and all comments, writings and postings in the blog are solely my opinion and absolutely do not represent the views of the U.S. Government and/or the Department of Defense.
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