Monday, October 31, 2005

Political Foulness

I was just listening to a few minutes of the Hugh Hewitt show. Hugh was talking about the nomination of Judge Alito with his guests, Irwin Chemerinsky of USC and John Eastman of Chapman University.

Hewitt played an audio clip of Sen. Charles Schumer in which Schumer expressed his concern (belief?) that Judge Alito, as Justice Alito, would roll back the achievements of Rosa Parks. That can only be understood as Schumer's belief that Judge Alito could find segregationist policies acceptable under the constitution.

One guest agreed, one pooh-poo'd the interpretation. I believe it was Eastman that further stated that Schumer should be ashamed of his statement.

Charles Schumer is a Democrat, from New York. He's been a U.S. Senator since 1998; before that, he was a Congressman from 1980 to 1998, and a state assemblyman from 1974 to 1980. So he's been a professional politician for 30 years.

I am disgusted to realize that this man is merely a typical politician--he has no shame, no honor, and nothing is beneath him. He is vile, untrustworthy, and unscrupulous. All of that and he's just a typical politician.

And there are tens, hundreds, thousands--millions--eager to follow in his shallow, meaningless footsteps.

What can I do to improve the quality of politicians in this country? What can anyone do?