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Our Selfish ´Public Servants´
Wall Street Journal, by Peggy Noonan

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Posted By:garnet, 1/20/2014 9:05:47 AM

Sometimes the most obvious thing is the most unnoticed. I find myself thinking this week about the destructive force of selfishness in our political life. This common failing is the source of such woe! Politicians call themselves public servants, so they should be expected to be less selfish than the average Joe ; their views and actions should be assumed to be more keenly directed toward the broad public good. But no one expects that of politicians anymore, and they know it and use the knowledge to justify being even worse than they´d normally be.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mizzmac, 1/20/2014 9:15:29 AM     (No. 9698598)

No one expects that of journalists anymore, either Peggy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: The Advocate, 1/20/2014 9:24:52 AM     (No. 9698609)

Peggy nails it - these selfish public servants are stealing from the young, the old and every working person in America.
Obamacare seeks to make doctors indentured servants of these leeches.
How much taxpayer money did Ted Kennedy, his widow and family siphon off the taxpayer - especially during his final illness?
Who paid for this levherous murdering drunk - the heir to Faux Camelot?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pros7767, 1/20/2014 9:27:30 AM     (No. 9698614)

No Peggy there a lot of Americans screaming at the top of our lungs. There´s the Tea Party who you routinely disparage.

History will not be kind to the politicians, the media, and the lofo´s, but it will be forced to acknowledge that there were Americans fighting against the selfishness and corruption.

Think Limbaugh, Breitbart, Drudge, Lucianne, Levin, Hannity, Carson, West, Palin, Cruz, Lee, Bachmann.

You my dear will be on the other side.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 1/20/2014 10:06:49 AM     (No. 9698669)

I find it hard to take any of Noonan´s articles seriously since she endorsed The Won in 2008.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: radrelic, 1/20/2014 1:01:34 PM     (No. 9698902)

And if one such came along the public wouldn´t recognize it in time, if ever.

They say that had Mitt Romney found $250 mil sufficient and gone into public service he would as a venture capitalist have accumulated $11 billion by now.

We are our own worst enemies. Detached and not all that selfless either?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/20/2014 8:35:31 PM     (No. 9699421)

Shouldn´t the title read
Our Greedy Pubic Servants Living Large On OPM ?

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