Wednesday, May 20, 2009

NY Times breathes a sigh of relief...Conservatives in trouble, too...

If you keep up with the news in the United Kingdom, you are aware of the expenses scandal in the House of Commons. Apparently, a free lance US journalist teacher living in London used the new "Freedom of Information" act and requested certain information on expenses. That led to a line of falling dominos based on the egregious abuse of the system by the Commons members.

Politicians....corruption. It's sort of like peanut butter and chocolate. What I found so annoying was the qualifying last paragraph of the New York Times in reporting the story...Listen to this:

For readers of The Telegraph, many of them staunch Conservatives, the revelations have carried an irony of their own. The day-by-day exposures have raised questions about the integrity of many Conservatives, as well as members of Labor and the Liberal Democrats, the third major party in the Commons, making for what some commentators have called an “equal opportunity” scandal.
Here's a clue NY Times...we don't prop up corrupt politicians regardless of their party affiliation. We send Conservative politicians packing if they step over the line.

Liberal politicians, however...get a pass from their supporters and the media on a regular basis. It's called integrity. Look it up.