’The rest is just conversation’
|by Gina Dalfonzo|
Andrew Stuttaford goes way off-base in his reaction to the Larry Craig scandal:
Frankly, I don't care very much about the "dignity and character" of elected officials. Their job is to govern effectively, honestly and minimally. The rest is just conversation.
How exactly would one govern "honestly" -- or even "effectively" -- without character?
Mark Steyn makes a couple of good points in his response to Stuttaford, but be careful, it's not suitable for younger readers. Nor, for that matter, is the scandal itself, which is why I haven't gone into detail about it here. I just couldn't resist pointing out what a sad pass we've come to if we don't even understand why our public officials should have character.